Search and Replace Plugin (CMSR) - Replacement Logs


Replacement Logs

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Since the version 1.5.9 of the Search and Replace plugin, it is possible to track the changes that were committed by the replacement rules.

It allows you to track the following:

  1. Preview the changes that are made on the fly for chosen posts and pages.
  2. Check all changes that were implemented to the database for chosen posts and pages.

Settings

To configure the logs functionality, navigate to Admin Dashboard → Search & Replace → Settings → Settings tab.

Plugin settings - WordPress Plugin Search and Replace
Plugin settings

Find the section Log. It has the following options:

Log settings - WordPress Plugin Search Database and Replace
Log settings
  • Enable Preview & Log - Select On to turn on the log functionality.
  • Cleanup log - Click this button to erase all logs.

Click the button Save Changes after editing the settings.

'Save Changes' button - Find and Replace Plugin WordPress
'Save Changes' button

Now on pages for managing posts, pages or custom post types, you will see a new column Search & Replace. Each post/page that has some changes will have the links On-demand preview and Log. Let's consider each option more detailed below.

'Seach & Replace' column - WordPress Plugin to Mass Replace Links
'Seach & Replace' column

On-Demand Preview

This log shows the changes that are committed by the replacement rule in the post/page on the fly, not in the database.

On-demand preview link - Mass Replace Text In WordPress
On-demand preview link

When you click on the On-demand preview link, you will see a page divided into 2 halves:

  • Original Title & Content on the left side.
  • Changed Title & Content on the right side.

All changes made by the replacement rule will be highlighted in red on the right side of the page.

On-demand preview log - WordPress Plugin Search and Replace
On-demand preview log

Log

The second type of the log stores all changes that were implemented to the database. The number next to the link shows how many time the DB changes were applied to this post.

'Log' link - WordPress Plugin Search Database and Replace
'Log' link

The log page has a few columns:

  • # - Order number of the change.
  • Old Title - Title of the post/page before implementing changes to DB.
  • New Title - Title of the post/page after implementing changes to DB.
  • Old Content - Content of the post/page before implementing changes to DB.
  • New Content - Content of the post/page after implementing changes to DB.
  • Date & Time - Date and time when the DB changes were implemented.
Log for permanently replaced content - Find and Replace Plugin WordPress
Log for permanently replaced content

Additionally, you can export all this data into CSV file by clicking the button Download Log at the top right:

'Download Log' button - WordPress Plugin to Mass Replace Links
'Download Log' button

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