Update URLs – Quick and Easy way to search old links and replace them with new links in WordPress


Important Note

This plugin is a fork of a Velvet Blues Update URLS. Since, Velvet Blues Update URLS plugin is not actively maintained and not tested with the latest version of WordPress, We decided to maintain and continue to improve.

So, if you are already using Velvet Blues Update URLS plugin, simply download this plugin and start using it.

If you move your WordPress website to a new domain name, you will find that internal links to pages and references to images are not updated. Instead, these links and references will point to your old domain name. This plugin fixes that problem by helping you change old urls and links in your website.


  • Users can choose to update links embedded in content, excerpts, or custom fields
  • Users can choose whether to update links for attachments
  • View how many items were updated

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What’s Next

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  • The Admin screen for the plugin.


The easy way..

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard. Locate Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search Update Urls plugin using the search option
  3. Find the plugin and click Install Now button
  4. After installation, click on Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.

The hard way..

  1. Download the plugin update-urls.zip
  2. Go to WordPress Dashboard. Locate Plugins -> Add New
  3. Click on the Upload Plugin link from the top
  4. Upload the downloaded update-urls.zip file and click on Install Now
  5. After installation, click on Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.


Using this plugin is very simple. Once it has been activated, navigate to Tools -> Update URLs and follow the instructions. Please Note: Changes are irreversible. If you haven’t used this plugin before, please backup your website before proceeding.


Why are my urls not updated?

URLs are only replaced when an exact match is found. Be sure that you have entered the correct url and hit submit. (Note: Matching is case-sensitive.)

Why do I see the message „You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”?

Make sure that the plugin is activated and that you are an administrator level user.


2022.07.06. 3 replies
I opted not to even use this plugin given the fact that you have to provide your FTP/SFTP credentials for it to work. IMO, that's a security issue and I'm not willing to accept it for the ease of testing my site migration prior to taking my site live. Perhaps I'm being simple minded, but why can't the WordPress devs provide a field option to use for links so that you merely have to change that value?
I have used the Velvet Blues Update URLS plugin many times over a long time. It has worked flawlessly on many of my sites. I used this plugin for the first time on one of my site today and it worked flawlessly. Thanks to the developers.
2022.05.31. 1 reply
We used to use the Velvet one but it seems to have been abandoned. Glad to see that they took over development. We tried this one on a few websites and it has changed the URLs successfully. Saved us lots of time. Tested the websites after and they're fine.
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  • Update: WordPress 6.3 compatibility check.


  • Fix: Checkbox enable/ disable issue.


  • New: Improve UI/ UX of admin screen.
  • Update: WordPress 6.2.2 compatibility check.
  • Update: Minor bug fixes.
  • Update: Update .POT file.


  • Update: Minor bug fixes.


  • New: UI/ UX enhancements.


  • Update: WordPress 6.2 compatibility check.

  • Update: WordPress 6.1.1 Compatibility check.


  • Update: Fixed link.
  • Update: Icon & Banner update.


  • Update: Compatibility check with WordPress 6.0


  • Fix: Minor bug fix.


  • Update readme.txt