Search and Replace Plugin (CMSR) - Settings


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To find the settings of the Search and Replace plugin, navigate to Admin Dashboard → Search & Replace → Settings → Settings tab.

Navigation to the plugin settings - Mass Replace Text in WordPress
Navigation to the plugin settings

This tab has a few sections with settings: 

General plugin settings - WordPress Plugin Search and Replace
General plugin settings


  • Search & Replace edit page display - You can define, if you want to display all replacement rules on one page (in plugin settings) or to paginate them. If you choose to paginate them, there appears one more option Search & Replace items per page, where you need to set the amount of replacement rules on one page.
  • Search & Replace post types - Enable Search & Replace functionality for different post types, content, excerpts, comments and more.
  • Search & Replace excluded posts/pages - You can select the Posts/Pages you'd like to exclude from Search & Replace functionality.

Search & Replace in

You can define where the replacement rules will be applied. Options include:

  • Search & Replace in the site title. Note: this option was introduced in version 1.2.5.
  • Search & Replace in the page/post title
  • Search & Replace in content
  • Search & Replace in excerpt
  • Search & Replace in comments


  • Enable Preview & Log - Select On to turn on the log functionality. Note: this option was introduced in version 1.5.9.
  • Cleanup log - Click this button to erase all logs. Note: this option was introduced in version 1.5.9.

Learn more about the log functionality in this guide: Search and Replace Plugin (CMSR) - Replacement Logs


  • Cleanup database - This option will completely erase all of the data stored by the Search & Replace in the database: items, options, synonyms etc. It cannot be reverted, so use it carefully.

When you finished configuring settings, click the Save Changes button located at the bottom of the page.

Saving the changes - WordPress Plugin Search Database and Replace
Saving the changes

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