Update URLs in database with WP-CLI

Sometimes you need to update a URL in your database, like when you move your site to a new domain or when you’ve moved a site to and from a temporary staging URL. A very easy method of doing so is to use the command-line tool WP-CLI and its wp search-replace command.

WP-CLI comes preinstalled on all Bolts, the only thing you need to do is connecting with SSH.

ssh [email protected]

When you’re connected with SSH, navigate to your webroot/public/ directory. Here you will find your WordPress installation.

With the command wp search-replaceyou can easily change your URLs.

wp search-replace [OLD URL] [NEW URL] --all-tables

This command will replace the [OLD URL] with the [NEW URL] in all tables, in the database.


When you run this command you should see all the tables in your database and in which tables the replacement happened

WP-CLI man pages
Too look at what else WP-CLI can do for you WordPress site is by typing the command wp, and the man pages should pop up.

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