Search & Replace for Elementor

Search & Replace for Elementor

Contributors: krasenslavov, developry

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Tags: elementor, replace, elementor pro, search, addon

Requires at least: 5.0

Tested up to: 6.4

Requires PHP: 7.2

Stable tag: 1.3.4

License: GPLv2 or later

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Easily search and replace any text, links, and images inside the Elementor editor with Search & Replace for Elementor.


Easily search and replace any text, links, and images inside the Elementor editor with Search & Replace for Elementor.

One of the most popular visual editors, Elementor, lacks a search and replace feature.

With Search & Replace for Elementor, you can now easily replace any text, links and images without the need to install any additional software to your computer.


Once you upload and activate the plugin.

Go to any Elementor created page and navigate to Menu > Search & Replace to open the plugin modal window.

From the options you can choose to highlight or do a case-sensitive search and replace.

In the Search & Replace for Elementor add special tags to highlight the text, and you can always click on the Clear button if you want to clean your code.

Here are the general steps you need to follow to use the plugin:

  1. Open the plugin modal window.

  2. Choose if you want to highlight terms or do a case-sensitive search and replace.

  3. Enter you search phrase and click on the Search button.

  4. Enter your replace with phrase.

  5. Click on the Replace button.

  6. Use the Undo link to revert back to the original text.

  7. Click on the Clear button to if you want to clean your code from the special highlight tags at any give time.

NOTE: To assure and not compromise the performance of the plugin we have set a raw data limit at 300kb.


Search & Replace for Elementor is/does:

  • a plugin to the popular Elementor visual editor that enables you to search and replace any text/link/image in your posts and pages quickly and easily.

  • enhances your efficiency in Elementor, allowing you to edit your posts and pages with much faster pace than usual, on page-by-page basis or in bulk/mass.

  • a plugin designed to look native and works seamlessly with both Elementor Free and Pro versions.

  • a WordPress plugin for Elementor that enables you to update multiple text terms, phrases, images, and/or links with highlighting and case-sensitivity inside the visual editor.

  • perfect for heavy Elementor users that want to speed up their editing process.

NOTE: Bulk search and replace with Links (URLs), Images, and Case-sensitive filters, as well as Backups and Custom Options features are available only in the PRO version!


The step-by-step setup, usage, demos, video, and insights can be found on the Search & Replace for Elementor Pro website.


If you are using the Free version of the plugin from the repository and would like to have the Pro features you can purchase the premium version from the Search & Replace for Elementor Pro website.

Some of the features included in the Search & Replace for Elementor Pro version of the plugin are:

  • Bulk search and replace with dry-run option.

  • Bulk and inidividual page search and replace with regular expressions.

  • Built-in backup and database import feature.

  • Additional options that can help you to customize you search and replace data fields.

  • Custom options to change raw page data and do partial URL search & replace.

  • Priority support and regular updates for one year.


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

All tickets are usually addressed within a couple of days.

If your request is an add-on feature, we will add it to the plugin wish list and consider implementing it in the next major version.

Will this plugin work with the free Elementor version?

Yes, the plugin works with both Elementor Free and Pro versions.

Does it work with the Classic/Gutenberg editors?

No. The plugin is specifically created to work with the Elementor plugin and its custom way of data storage.

However, if you are interested you can try out our open source Block Editor Search & Replace plugin which works with both the Classic and Gutenberg editors.

Do you offer additional support/customization?

Yes, you can get in touch with us by sending us your request on the Search & Replace for Elementor Pro website.


The screenshots below highlight the primary way to use and access the plugin inside WordPress.

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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 Search & Replace for Elementor.

  3. Install and activate the Search & Replace for Elementor plugin.

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the contents of the entire search-replace-for-elementor folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

  2. Visit Plugins.

  3. Activate the Search & Replace for Elementor plugin. Make sure to have the Elementor Free or Pro versions activated before that.

After Activation

  1. Now you can go to any page/post that uses Elementor and use the plugin as described in the documentation.



  • New - Add upgrade notice with transient and dissmis nd success button

  • Update - Add UTM for plugin website links


  • Update - Remove $ from common in JS an use jQuery where needed

  • Update - Replace 2023 from copyright to 2024

  • Update - Tested compatibility with Elementor 3.20


  • Update - Remove strip_html_tags not needed anymore, causing some UTF8 issues

  • Update - Use strip_tags PHP built-in for strip_tags_with_whitespace

  • Update - By default <a/> href wihtin editor and text data fields can be searched in Text-only mode, won't show in URLs

  • Fix - Add u modified to preg_replace so we can handle UTF8 charactes for langs like Greek, Bulgarian, Chinese etc

  • Fix - Check if we have Elementor Pro since _css_classes isn't allowed in the free version

  • Fix - Add the 2nd param for search_and_replace function where it was missing


  • Update - Tested compatibility with Elementor 3.19

  • Fix - Make a fix to the merge_into_iterator for the search_and_replace function


  • Fix - Add missing files & folder to the SVN repo


  • New - Add Images and URLs highlight custom class for searches

  • New - Add runtime and execution time for each action in the Elementor editor

  • New - Move all elemsnr_ ajax functions into elementor-actions.php

  • Update - Remove admin user cap from settings-menu.php

  • Update - Update development and workflow files to match the Pro

  • Fix - Preserve letter case when we use the text highlighter

  • Fix - Fully test and fix the undo function for all search types


  • 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


  • Update - Split larger SASS files into smaller once for better maintenance

  • Update - Add global error message in the main JS file

  • Update - Move all admin php function it their own class


  • New - Add PRO version table for promo

  • Update - Fully tested compatibility with Elementor 3.18

  • Update - Add manage_options to the main page


  • Update - Update search and replace modal fields order for better UX

  • Update - Namespace, comments, and minor styling and naming changes

  • Fix - Activate/deactivate functions and the notice option issues


  • Update - Disable Replace button on single post/page by default and enable only when results found


  • Update - Add error funcions on all ajax calls with internal error message

  • Fix - Fix links and images not working, use strip_tags function


  • Fix - Skip all data fields with arrays, support 3rd-party plugins like ElementsKit

  • Fix - Remove attributes code for strip_html_tags() custom function


  • New - Add support for Editor Top Bar feature for single pages

  • Update - Fully tested compatibility with WordPress 6.4

  • Update - Fully tested compatibility with Elementor 3.17

  • Update - Fully tested compatibility with PHP 8.1


  • New - Search & replace links in text_only filter, and accept <p><a><elsnr-highlight> tags

  • New - Add custom strip_html_tags function with attrs similar to PHP strip_tags

  • Update - Check highlight text on search as default

  • Update - Remove editor from ELEMSNR_URL_FIELD_KEYS_ARR

  • Fix - Load admin styles for all admin pages

  • Fix - Clean &lt;elsnr-highlight&gt; and &lt;/elsnr-highlight&gt; as well

  • Fix - Rating link URL

  • Fix - Settings fields keys loading in constructor


  • New - Search and replace for Links (URLs) and Images on single pages

  • New - Enable case-sensitive search and replace for single pages

  • Fix - Minor class and style fixes


  • Update - Change the global wording with bulk or mass keyword

  • Update - Minor styles and formatting changes

  • Update - Compatibility and testing with the latest Elementor release


  • Update - Remove global search and replace demo and add demo YouTube video


  • Update - Minor updates and testing with new WordPress release


  • Update - Minor updates and testing with new WordPress release


  • Update - Minor updates and testing with new WordPress release


  • New - Add array_keys_exist to check multiple array keys against an array

  • Fix - Revisit the update original elementor data with the iterator process


  • Update - Minor updates and testing with new WordPress release


  • Update - Add nonce and user capability security checks for all ajax methods

  • Update - Revise UI help notes, error and success messages

  • Fix - Search and replace for fields in the same widget e.g. text & description in Icon widget

  • Fix - Remove some existing console.log() dev lines


  • New - Add HTML with regular expressions for Text Editor widget (modal-only)

  • New - Add preg_last_error_msg to work same way as PHP8

  • Update - Match the Elementor updated UI in 3.12 for modal window

  • Fix - Remove dev/prod loading assets; not needed anymore

  • Fix - Auto deactivate Pro if already active


  • Update - Add new translator messages

  • Update - Language file with the latest strings

  • Update - Run code with WPCS and WordPress-Core


  • Update - Add global search and replace demo page


  • Update - WordPress 6.2 compatibility and testing


  • Fix - No matches found when have punctuations in the search or replace input

  • Update - Add text to let user that no HTML is allowed in the inputs

  • Update - Add text to let use know the need to backup DB when do global search & replace


  • Fix - Add glupfile.js script building procedure

  • Fix - Handle null or string elementor data passed to the iterrator


  • Fix - Replace strip_tags() with strip_tags_with_whitespace()


  • New - Add rating admin notice

  • New - Add plugin Go Pro link under plugins

  • Update - Language file with the latest strings

  • Update - Add translation string


  • Fix - Able to search and replace I'm, you're "quote text", etc


  • Fix - Elementor JSON data breaks with update_postmeta(), fix with wp_slash()


  • Initial release and first commit into the SVN