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Mass replace Old URL/Bad Links In Wordpress Post

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Mass replace Old URL/Bad Links In Wordpress Post

Post by kachan64 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:21 am

If you are working on a test site and you want to deploy your Wordpress website live or simply wanted to change from old link to your new link, you can do so through your hosting's database by using phpMyAdmin.

Use Dead Link Checker to check for dead links on websites.

First, you need to find out the structure of your Wordpress and find where are post stored.

Which is located in wp_post table.
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The guid column is where pretty much all links for Wordpress posts are stored.
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Now, you just have to run a SQL command like below through the SQL tab:

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UPDATE `wp_posts` SET guid = REPLACE(guid, 'https://links.com/', https://newlinks.com/') WHERE `guid` LIKE 'https://links.com/%';
The https://links.com/ part is where your original URL that you wish to change. And where https://newlinks.com/, is where you want the original URL to change it to.

Alternatively you can also use:

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UPDATE `wp_posts` SET `guid` = replace(guid, https://links.com/', 'https://newlinks.com/')
This version is much more simpler and will work for other columns other than the guid column.

Just change wp_posts to any table and guid to any column and you're all set.
Last edited by kachan64 on Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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