Those who are frequently working with Worpress often find themselves operating mass-replace tasks throughout the whole WP Database. Such situation most likely arises in the following scenarios:
- WebSite URL change (from www.url-a.com to www.url-b.com), meaning we have to replace the old one in all of our posts/pages.
- Invalid character issues (mostly due to charset)
- Having to rename one or more keywords, tags, categories or more (for standard URL & links consistency).
- Presence of a typo within multiple posts, which you would like to fix without performing thousands of edits.
When we need something like that, we can choose between two possible routes: going for a WordPress plugin to handle such issue in a managed way or work at database level with the help of some free and/or open MySQL management tools.