Go Live Update URLS – WordPress plugin Free download

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Go Live Update URLS


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 running, updating of tables created by plugins, and so much more!

Pro version 2.4.0 is now available with the ability to choose between a full table list or sections!


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

Image urls
Post Meta data
Custom Post Types
Widgets and widget data
Options and settings
And much more

Pro Features

Priority support.
Updates database tables created by plugins without fear of issues.
Database tables are organized into understandable sections.
Updates serialized data across any table.
Improved admin page.
Ability to test URL changes before running them.
URL testing report is provided for peace of mind.
Optionally fix common mistakes when entering a URL automatically.
View and use history of your Site Address (URL).
Predictive URLs automatically fill in the OLD URL and NEW URL.
Ability to choose between a full table list and sections NEW
Access to members only support area.

Currently ships with the following languages

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


Send pull requests via the Github Repo


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


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

Manual Installation

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


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.


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