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On-Demand Search Replace Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Our WordPress search and replace plugin allows you to make changes to your WordPress page or post before it’s displayed.
This mass search and replace tool completes an on-demand database search and replace operation without making changes to the database.

WordPress Search and Replace Plugin Description

This WordPress search replace tool allows you to change the content of your posts, pages, comments, titles and excerpts just before they are displayed on the front end of your site, without making changes in the WordPress database.

This real-time search and replace tool applies any number of pre-defined rules after a page is generated by WordPress, but before it is sent to a user’s browser.

Defining Multiple Find and Replace Rules

This WordPress find and replace plugin makes it simple to replace domains, content or html on your WordPress site, with a simple search/replace database search. This mass search and replace plugin completes a quick and easy search of a WordPress site, so users will see the content after all the data has been replaced.
Search/Replace Rules Dashboard
Search/Replace Rules Dashboard

Search and Replace script on WordPress Custom Posts

The WordPress search and replace script functionality is ideal for quick changes of search/replace data without applying them to the WordPress database.

it is possible to target specific posts by type or exclude posts or pages from being parsed. You can also Target ACF records.

Settings Screen Allowing targeting of Specific Posts and Post Elements
Settings Screen Allowing targeting of Specific Posts and Post Elements

Using the WordPress Search and Replace Plugin

  • Censor Bad Content – Censor comments, content generated by plugins on defined pages or posts.
  • On-Demand Search and Replace Script – Make temporary changes in content and limit them to a specified time period.
  • Replace HTML Code in your Content – Search and replace HTML code on the fly.
  • Replace Images in Content – Search and replace images on the fly.
  • Date and Time Controls – Feature content on specific dates or time periods.
  • Target Specific Posts – Target specific posts or exclude other posts from being parsed.
  • ACF and Yoast Support – Supports replacing content in ACF plugin and Yoast metadata fields.
  • Frontend Widget to Toggle Replacements – Optionally add toggle on and off search and replace buttons on each post frontend for specific users.

WordPress Search and Replace Tool Additional Resources

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Search and Replace Plugin Basic Features

  • Define search and replace rules
  • Supports posts and pages
  • Supports text and html
  • Supports case sensitive content

Search and Replace Plugin Premium Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

  • All WordPress Content Types – Define search and replace rules for comments, posts, pages, titles, content and excerpts View Screenshot: Specific Content Search and Replace
  • Limit to Specific Post Types – Supports search and replace only on specific types of content or custom posts
  • Remove Content – Supports removing content without replacing it.
  • Case Sensitive – Supports case sensitive replacements.
  • Rules Management – Pause certain rules or delete them.
  • Frontend Widget – Front-end control widget to turn search and replace on and off.
  • Import and Export Rules – Import and export rules between your sites.
  • Search Rules – Search within rules set – in case you have many rules
  • Drag and Drop – Easily change order of rules using drag and drop interface
  • Time restricted search and replace – Supports applying the search and replace rules on specific dates.View Screenshot: Time based search and replace
  • Target specific posts – Target rules for specific posts or pages.
  • Regex search and replace – Supports regex search and replace statements.View Screenshot: Regex search and replace rule
  • ACF – Special support for Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin fields
  • WooCommerce – Special support for WooCommerce labels
  • bbPress – Special Support for bbPress content
  • Yoast – Special Support for Yoast content

WordPress Search and Replace Plugin Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Can I replace titles of posts?

Yes. You can replace title in posts, pages or even custom post types.

Can I limit changes to a week?

Yes, Using the time limited search and replace functionality you can limit the replace operation for a specific time frame.

Can I use this plugin to replace product names and attributes?

Absolutely. If you happened to change the title of one of your product names, you can easily replace it using the Search and replace plugin. You can also change other product attributes, such as the short and long descriptions, color, size etc, but bare in mind the changes will not be saved on your database, which is why this method is more suitable if you’re interested in a temporary change rather then a permanent one.

replace product names and attributes with the CM search and replace plugin for WordPress

I need to exclude a content replacement rule from my excerpts. Is that possible?

Yes. When creating a new content replacement rule, you can mark one or more of the following parameters as excluded from the search & replace rule:

  • Titles
  • Content
  • Excerpt
  • Comments

You can also add other areas to exclude according to your personal preferences. The selected areas will not be affected by the new content replacement rule.

content replacement rules on WordPress- CM search and replace plugin for WordPress

Can I create case sensitive Search & Replace rules?

Yes. When creating a new search & replace rule, you will see a metabox labeled as “Case”, representing the case sensitive search option. Checking this metabox means that only exact matches will be searched and replaced. Leave the metabox empty if you want all instances to be found and replaced, i.e. metabox, Meta-Box and meta boxes.

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.



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Customer Reviews for the Search and Replace

  • 18th Sep
    Great plugin, helped me a lot
    ~200 pages of articles, with most of them needing links replaced. CM On Demand Search and Replace helped me turn this job (that I feared will take me days) into a simple, easy and fast one. Thank you!
  • 09th Jul
    Amazing Plugin!!!! Very Easy to Use.
    This plugin does the job excellently well!I’ve been searching endlessly for days on how to change some texts on my site pages into html image codes to no avail.I saw a few solutions that mentioned changing those texts from the database level – no way am I tampering with the DB – I stayed clear (Except you know what you’re doing, don’t mess with your db)! I also found some forms of javascript tweak but they all didn’t do the job perfectly, breaking my pages atimes.This plugin came to the rescue. The ease of use is amazing: just copy and paste – one to the left the other to the right. That’s it.Thanks so much for making that core plugin function of search and replace free-of-charge. Although there is a little advert at the bottom of the pages I applied it but that can easily be edited out if you want to in the Edit page area.Thanks a bunch.
  • 06th Jan
    simple powerful and fast
    It was so simple and I was able to find effects instantlyhttp://packetflows.com
  • 14th Dec
    Great plugin!!!
    The plugin and especially the customer support is great! I had the following problem: I auto created 25.000 posts to my website that each had a different title and different content. However, I made a mistake and each title contained a “#” sign in the title. So, I bought this plugin to get rid of the “#” sign in each single title of all the 25.000 posts on my website. I tried but had problems figuring it out. Then I contacted customer support that could help me straight away! Now, all my post titles are perfect! I can recommend this plugin a lot!
  • 07th Dec
    Fast and efficient plugin
  • 16th Apr
    Powerful Plugin!
    Great, fast, efficient plugin. great support! You can use it to change anything in your site without editing theme files, it’s the complementary to “custom CSS” it’s custom HTML!
  • 13th Apr
    Simple and valuable!
    Great solution to replace words on the fly without really editing content.

Version 1.2.4 4th June 2017

  • Update plugin licensing package

Version 1.2.3 10th May 2017

  • Fixed the notice in the settings
  • Fixed the problem with the invisible button on the Licensing page

Version 1.2.2 28th April 2017

  • Fixed the notice in the settings
  • Fixed the problem with the invisible button on the Licensing page

Version 1.2.1 15th March 2017

  • Added the option to restrict the replacement rule to single post/page
  • Fixed import and export dashboard
  • Fixed some notices

Version 1.2.0 6th Feb 2017

  • Added drag and drop support
  • Added Yoast SEO support
  • Make adjustment in plugin settings
  • Add support to show all rules on one screen
  • Bug fixing

Version 1.1.7 29th Dec 2016

  • Updated the description of field to clarify how to replace with empty string

Version 1.1.6 4th Aug 2016

  • Update licensing version and dashboard

Version 1.1.5 22th May 2016

  • Update licensing version and dashboard

Version 1.1.4 28th April 2016

  • Added the option to enable Search&Replace in CM Tooltip Glossary .

Version 1.1.3 20th March 2016

  • Updated licensing api support.

Version 1.1.2 25th Feb 2016

  • Added automatic updates from plugin dashboard
  • Replaced plugin admin interface including license activation and userguide

Version 1.1.1 18th January 2016

  • Bug fixing

Version 1.1.0 14th January 2016

  • Added pagination and internal search within rules
  • Bug fixing
  • Changing the license version

Version 1.0.9 15th Dec 2015

  • Added the option to search & replace in the WooCommerce attribute labels
  • Small fixes in the licensing API

Version 1.0.8 20th Nov 2015

  • Fixed the mb_stringtolower
  • Fixed the bug with the link in the notice
  • Added the Non-SSL option to licensing
  • Removed the “AddOns” tab when not needed

Version 1.0.7 19th Nov 2015

  • Fixed the problem with loading the Settings on the pages with a lot of posts/pages (over 10000)
  • Ensured the WordPress 4.4 compatibility
  • Small fix to the licensing package

Version 1.0.6 17th Sep 2015

  • Add frontend control to activate deactivate replace rules
  • Added access control to frontend control for admin, logged-in users and visitors

Version 1.0.5 30th Aug 2015

  • Fix few bugs causing search and replace script not to work as expected on custom post types

Version 1.0.4 30th July 2015

  • Fixed A undefined notices
  • Fixed adding exclusions for new replacements
  • Added new export/import tab
  • Export saves itself as export.json file
  • Import saves selected file inside uploads directory

Version 1.0.3 03rd July 2015

  • Fixed bug related to admin menu appearance and conflict with some other plugins

Plugin First Release 23rd March 2015