Better Search and Replace

 In Resources For Web Developers

When launching a WordPress website live, it is an important step in the process to replace all old urls from staging. Better Search and Replace is our go-to plugin to handle this transition. Right from the WordPress dashboard you can search and replace components of the database.  Better Search and Replace comes with the following features:

  • Serialization support for all tables
  • The ability to select specific tables
  • The ability to run a “dry run” to see how many fields will be updated

To install this plugin:

  1. Go to the plugins tab in the backend of your WordPress website
  2. Search for “Better Search and Replace”
  3. Install and activation the plugin
  4. Under tools on the left sidebar, select “Better Search and Replace”
  5. Begin search and replacing
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