Block Editor Search & Replace


Effortlessly search and replace text within the Block Editor’s content area, with full support for the Classic Editor.

Elevate your editing experience with our Block Editor Search & Replace plugin!

Designed to seamlessly integrate into the WordPress environment, this plugin allows you to swiftly locate and replace text within the Block Editor.

Block Editor Search & Replace is engineered to cater to both modern and traditional workflows, offering full compatibility with the Classic Editor.


After installing and activating Block Editor Search & Replace, a new meta box labeled Search & Replace will be accessible in your page or post editing screen. Here’s how it works:

  1. Enter your search phrase to instantly highlight matching keywords within the content.
  2. Input your desired replacement text and click the Replace button to execute the change.
  3. Adjust settings on-the-fly, toggling the highlighter and case sensitivity options as needed.
  4. Use the Reset button to remove any custom HTML tags created by the highlighter, restoring the text to its original state.


Block Editor Search & Replace enhance your productivity with these streamlined features:

  1. Search & Replace: A familiar, intuitive search and replace functionality.
  2. Highlighter: Visual cues highlight all search hits, making editing more efficient.
  3. Case Sensitivity: Flexibility to conduct case-sensitive or insensitive searches and replacements.
  4. Classic Editor Support: Full backward compatibility ensures seamless integration with the Classic Editor.
  5. Full-text Management: (To Be Added)

Convenient User Settings

While Block Editor Search & Replace doesn’t have a separate settings page, all configurations are conveniently located under Settings > Search & Replace. This includes:

  • Toggle support between Block (Gutenberg) and Classic editors.
  • Extend functionality to WooCommerce Products and all registered Custom Post Types.
  • Manage these settings and more directly from the Settings > Search & Replace page for streamlined control.


The step-by-step setup, usage, demos, video, and insights can be found on Block Editor Search & Replace.


As of yet, this plugin doesn’t have a commercial version available.


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The installation process for the plugin is standard and user-friendly. Please inform us if you face any challenges throughout the installation.

Installation from WordPress

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Block Editor Search & Replace.
  3. Install and activate the Block Editor Search & Replace plugin.
  4. Click on Settings link or go to Settings > Search & Replace from the main menu.

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the contents of the entire block-editor-search-replace folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Visit Plugins.
  3. Activate the Block Editor Search & Replace plugin.
  4. Click on Settings link or go to Settings > Block Editor Search & Replace from the main menu.

After Activation

  1. You can set some settings from Settings > Search & Replace.
  2. Edit any individual Post or Page, with the Block or Classic Editor and you will see the additional meta box with search & replace form.


Visit the Support tab on this page to post your requests and questions.

We typically address all tickets within a few days.

If you have a feature request, we’ll add it to the plugin wish list and consider implementing it in the next major version.

Is This Plugin Compatible with the Classic Editor?

Absolutely! Block Editor Search & Replace ensures support and backward compatibility with the Classic Editor.

Can This Plugin Be Used with Custom Post Types (CPT) or WooCommerce?

Certainly! For WooCommerce users, ensure that WooCommerce is active. Then, navigate to Settings > Search & Replace to activate the search and replace feature. This functionality is also available for all existing Custom Post Types.

Is This Plugin Multisite Compatible?

Yes, our plugin has been rigorously tested and is fully functional on WordPress multisite environments.

Are Revisions Saved by This Plugin?

No, to avoid cluttering your database with unnecessary revisions, the revision feature is disabled. However, you can utilize the Update button at the conclusion of your post or page editing process to save a standard WordPress revision.

What If I Need Additional Support?

Absolutely! For any issues or queries, feel free to reach out through the contact form available on the Block Editor Search & Replace website. We’re here to help!


May 1, 2024 1 reply
I’ve used this plugin once in the past and I don’t remember having the following problems: It automatically transforms ALL the words with “é” to “é” (even those that I don’t want to replace). It transforms the page from blocks to the classic editor. (however, there’s a “convert to blocks” button that puts everything back to normal) It only replaces when both checkboxes are checked, but it says “WORD replaced with WORD successfully!” It does search & replace correctly, but due to the issues above it’s not usable for the French language that has a lot of accents. I’ve tested the plugin with no other plugins installed in Twenty Twenty-Four 1.1 theme.
December 25, 2023
Allows searching and replacing text in pages and posts, works great Would be better if the replacement could be blank so you could remove unwanted text as well. Should be a part of the core editor in wordpress.
October 27, 2023 2 replies
Just what I was looking for. Just a few problems… first, even with the “case sensitive search & replace” checkbox deselected, it is still case sensitive when searching. Second, if I have modified text in the editor and haven’t yet saved the changes, and then use the Search and Replace function, it will revert my edits. Also, if I save the page after using the plugin to search, when words are highlighted, it actually saves the highlights to the frontend of the site.
October 22, 2023
It’s a simple tool that makes your everyday life easier. Thank you.
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Contributors & Developers

“Block Editor Search & Replace” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • New – Add WP admin main menu link as default and compact mode option for sub menu link
  • Update – Remove promo code which was disabled temporary


  • Fix – Fix upgrade notice to show every 30 days.


  • Update – WordPress 6.5 compatibility check


  • Fix – Replace all json_encode with wp_json_encode, and be sure the json_decode returns an array with 2nd arg true
  • Fix – Add wp_nonce for rating and upgrade notices links
  • Fix – Used esc_html, esc_url, wp_kses etc. to escape all missed strings
  • Fix – Use wp_strip_all_tags for strip_tags


  • New – Add upgrade notice with transient and dissmis nd success button
  • Update – Add UTM for plugin website links
  • Update – Update the rating notice block
  • Update – Update dev files to the latest version


  • Update – Remove admin user cap from settings-menu.php
  • Update – Move all ajax actions to settings-actions.php
  • Update – Move all search & replace ajax action to /search-replace files
  • Update – Update development and workflow files to match the Pro
  • Fix – Update the highlighter to search & replace to only the text without the HTML
  • Fix – Update the highlighter to preserve letter case when doing insensitive search and replace


  • Update – Break the requirements and settings into components
  • Update – Break the SASS into componenets and fixed some small CSS issues
  • Update – Refactor and optmize JS code, for the admin functions


  • New – Brand new plugin file structure for improved maintenance and easy addons with
  • New – Improved search and replace form UI
  • New – Update and add new Settings page with options
  • New – Used proper ReactJS for the block editor integration
  • New – Fixed and update the highlight and case-sensitive checkboxes and funcitonlity


  • Realease for the first stable version.


  • Initial release (beta) and first commit into the SVN.