How to Perform a WordPress Search and Replace

Whether you have to update all your hardcoded HTTP URLs in the database after migrating from HTTP to HTTPS or you are just updating old shortcodes, content, strings of text etc. You will need to perform bulk search and replace on your website.

You can easily do this by using our search and replace tool available in your dashboard. Just follow the steps below:

1. Go to the admin dashboard of and click on the “Manage” button next to the site you want to run a search and replace on.

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2. Now on the horizontal menu bar click on “Tools”. You will find  “Search and Replace” tool at the bottom of the screen

Important: When using Dry Run the actual changes are not saved to the database.

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4. You’ll see a confirmation message asking you that you are about to run the command to calculate how many replace will be made. Click Agree to confirm

5. Your screen will display the number of changes replacements that will be made.

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6. If you wish to finalize these replacements just deselect Dry Run and click on Replace.

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Important: A backup is automatically created before the replacements are made, so you can always return back

7. You will see another confirmation message. Click OK

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That’s It!

With just one click you have successfully replaced the text you wanted to change, thanks to!

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