How to replace the domain name in a WordPress database?


I have a WordPress database which was installed in a development environment… thus, all references to the site itself have a fixed IP address (say Now, I have to migrate that database to a new WordPress installation on a hosting. The problem is that the SQL dump contains a lot of references to the IP address, and I have to replace it with:

I could use sed or some other command to change the that from the command line, the problem is that there are a lot of configuration data which uses JSON. So what? Well, as you know, JSON arrays uses things like: s:4: to know how many chars an element has, and thus, if I just replace the IP with the domain name, the configuration files will get corrupted.

I used an app for Windows some years ago that allows to change values in a database and takes care of the JSON arrays. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the app… so the question is: do you know any app that allows me to do what I want?

, Cristian 4 years 2020-03-27T00:53:05-05:00 0 Answers 116 views 0

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