Go Live Update Urls

Description

Goes through entire site and replaces all instances of an old url with a new one. Used to change the domain of a site. Works on both multi-site and single site installs.

Check out Go Live Update Urls PRO for more features including priority support, the ability to test a URL before updating, support for tables created by plugins, update history, and so much more!

Pro version 6.0.0 is now available with a greatly improved testing and updating experience!

Features

  • Database table by table selection.
  • Updates serialized data in core tables.
  • Very easy to use admin page – which may be found under Tools.

Updates Entire Site including

  • postitust
  • Lehed
  • Image urls
  • Excerpts
  • Post Meta data
  • Custom Post Types
  • Widgets and widget data
  • Options and settings
  • And much more

Pro Features

  • Updates database tables created by plugins without fear of breaking.
  • Database tables are organized into simple intuitive sections.
  • Updates serialized data across any table.
  • Updates JSON data across any table.
  • Improved admin page.
  • Ability to test URL changes before running them.
  • URL testing report is provided for peace of mind.
  • Option to fix common mistakes automatically when entering a URL.
  • iew and use history of your site’s address.
  • Predictive URLs automatically fill in the “Old URL” and “New URL.”.
  • Ability to choose between a full table or sections.
  • WP-CLI support for updating URLs from the command line.
  • Priority Support with access to members only support area.

Currently ships with the following languages

  • English (US)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • German (de_DE)
  • Spanish (es_ES)

Developers

Developer docs may be found here.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting information may be found here.

Contribute

Send pull requests via the Github Repo

Contribute

Send pull requests via the Github Repo

Screenshots

  • Typical settings page. The verbiage will change slightly depending on your database structure

Installation

Use the standard WordPress plugins search and installer.
Activate the plugin.
Use the plugin under the Tools menu in the WordPress admin

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the go-live-upload-urls folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Where do you use this plugin?

Under the Tools menu in the dashboard there will be a “Go Live” link.

Why does updating the domain break some plugins?

Some plugins will store the data in the database serialized which does not allow for easy updating of the data. You may un-check tables used by such plugins to avoid breakage and then update the urls manually for those plugins. Currently the options, postmeta, usermeta, commentmeta, and sitemeta tables are serialization safe. The Pro Version supports updating these tables created by plugins.

How do I know which tables I should not update?

Most tables will be just fine to update. This plugin will tell you which ones not to update.
If you wish to try to update tables mentioned as not safe anyway, you may make a backup of your database, run this on all tables and if you run into trouble, restore your database, un-check tables in sections, and rerun this until you find the culprit. If you find you are running into issues often with custom table you may want to check out the Pro Version of this plugin which works with any table.

Reviews

13. veebr. 2020
Wow! I had to switch my site from a temporary development domain to the live domain and am glad I found this plug-in. I used the Pro version and all I had to do was enter the old and new addresses and click a button. It finished so quickly I wondered if it had actually done anything, but was immediately able to use the new URL to get to the site and check it out -- all was OK. This was a one-time thing for me and I probably could have used the free version, but thought that the developers earned their money by making it so easy. Thanks, folks!
30. jaan. 2020
very simple and very effective. Thank you very much.
17. aug. 2019
Works great! I tried other plugins and they didn't complete the job. This one changed all URL's in one sweep.
27. dets. 2018
I handled a migration from wp.com that ended up pulling in only some of the images. The Media Library was missing most of what should have been there. The images in the posts remained on the old server. They were loading, so without digging, nobody would notices those images were being remotely served until the old site was shut down. I had the uploads files themselves, but now I had to at least link to those on the new server. I disabled extra image processing (SmushIt) and worked the problem with plugins. I tried Auto Upload Images plugin, and it worked somewhat. It captured some of those remote images and pulled them in. Helpful, but incomplete. Those it captured did end up in the Media Library, so yay for that. Without a log, though, I don't know what worked and what didn't. For the rest, I figured I had to just change the URLs in the post content. I used Better Search Replace, and it caught a lot more references, but again missed many. I could not detect a pattern though. It was not timing out. It was just missing references in the Posts table. And it was finding references in other tables, including the options table. I went directly into the SQL table to investigate, but couldn't find what it was seeing. I was using the free version of Better Search Replace, so I didn't have any logs to refer to. Because this is such a common problem in migrations using Export/Import, I kept looking for a plugin, and that's when I saw Go Live Update URLs. I thought what the heck. And this plugin found what was not found by these other plugins. All of my img links to the old server are now pointing to the new site. Many images still exist only in the filesystem, not in the Media Library. But I can live with that. This plugin is now my first go-to next time I encounter this. As to why the other plugins and even direct queries to the database missed what this plugin found, I figure I must have done something wrong. Not escaping characters or something.
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Contributors & Developers

“Go Live Update Urls” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

6.0.0

  • Entirely new code structure.
  • Removed all deprecated code and filters.
  • Improved filter and action names.
  • Improved performance.

5.3.0

  • Display error message when no tables are selected during update.
  • Fix bug when updating columns which are name the same as MySQL commands.
  • Remove confusing ‘- Serialized’ label from checkboxes list.
  • Improve stability to modernize code some code.
  • Introduce go-live-update-urls/views/admin-tools-page/disable-description filter.
  • Cleanup some long deprecated code.

5.2.12

  • Support for WordPress version 5.3.0
  • Officially drop support for PHP 5.4 in favor of 5.6.0

5.2.0

  • Support URL Encoded URLS within serialized data
  • Support JSON Encoded URLS within serialized data

5.1.0

  • Added new languages including French, German, and Spanish
  • Support upcoming blogmeta table in WP 5.0.0+
  • Support updating urlencdode urls
  • Improved support for Visual Composer
  • Add PHP composer support

5.0.0

  • Bring back PHP 5.2 support
  • Restructure entire codebase
  • Greatly improve security
  • Improve performance
  • UI improvements
  • Use strict WP coding standards

4.1.0

  • Drop PHP 5.2 support in favor of PHP 5.3
  • Support updating JSON urls
  • Support Revolution Sliders
  • Add custom updaters support

4.0.0

  • Restructure admin page to separate WP Core from custom tables
  • Remove custom styles in admin
  • Improved js structure
  • Improved actions and filters
  • Improved verbiage with admin

3.1

  • Add support for serialized term meta

3.0

  • Greatly improve security
  • Improve code organization
  • Remove misleading UI messages
  • Clears cache when finished