Replace any word across the entire WordPress website

Once you have accumulated hundreds or even thousands of different posts and pages which are spread across different categories, changes to the entire database become more and more difficult each day. If you have ever wanted to replace just one word or the entire phrase in each and every post, page, title, comment, etc. you ended up with a headache because this task would require too much time or technical knowledge from you.

Since you’re already using WordPress, a platform renowned for its extensions (plugins) which allow you to do practically anything, this problem stops being a problem at all. Now you can install a free plugin and manage word changes in just a few clicks.

Word Replacer


The plugin we’re talking about is known as “Word Replacer” and you can install it for free by downloading the plugin from WordPress repository website or you can find the plugin by searching it from your WordPress:

  1. Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for “Word Replacer”
  3. Install and activate the plugin
  4. Open settings page where you can replace words in a single click

If you have ever used “Search and Replace” in Microsoft Word or a similar text processor application, you will be quite familiar with this plugin. Its user-friendly interface allows you to quickly enter a word or the entire phrase which you want to replace, choose another one which will be added instead of the original word/phrase and you can decide where those changes will occur.

Word Replacer allows you to replace words in posts, pages, comments, titles and even bbPress forum pages since version 0.3.

A good thing about this plugin is that you can, for example, write a list of profanity words which you can easily censor in comments and your forum pages or you can change that one phrase which you may have used incorrectly for last few months or so. And you can do all that by typing a word/phrase only once in plugin’s settings and Word Replacer will do its magic in a second.

Another great example of what the plugin is capable of are JavaScript ads. If you have used ad placeholder on your website, you can now easily tell Word Replacer to search for that placeholder and replace it with the actual JavaScript code which will show the desired advertisement. Once you decide to change the ad, simply change the code in the settings without having to worry about where the code is inserted. Quite a nice feature for such a simple plugin.

Word Replacer really is a powerful plugin which allows you to manage your entire WordPress content from one place. Even if you’re not planning on using it all the time, the plugin can really help you change those mistakes and censor those bad words written in comments or your forum pages. Since it’s free, you don’t have to worry about losing any money on it – install the plugin and give it a go. Of course, don’t forget to create a backup of your site before replacing any words, you can never know when the error might pop up.

If you want to have even more control over replacing text, take a look at these two free plugins which will allow you to search and replace any text in WordPress.

Have you used this plugin? Tell us your experience with it.


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