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.


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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.

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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.


7. juli 2024
I bought the plugin with a premium license, but the desired function – searching and replacing links in HTML blocks – unfortunately does not work at all. Even after asking the developer, there is no solution. He has not even investigated the problem and does not offer a refund of the license due to malfunction. The plugin only gets 2 stars because the developer responds very quickly.
5. juli 2024
I’m doing local SEO and have duplicated a page for a number of service areas. I have a bout 21 locations where I want to change the town name in the Elementor page (among other little unrelated tweaks). I was dubious about using this plugin when I saw some of the low reviews but I couldn’t fine any other suitable plugin so I gave it a go. Well, for my use case it was brilliant and did exactly what it says on the box – faultlessly. It’s themed to look just like it’s a part of Elementor and it worked perfectly every time I used it. For what I needed, the free version was perfect. Shame about the low reviews as this Plugin is definitely worth using.
2. juli 2024
It just doesn’t really work. The plugin is incredibly unstable on my install. Maybe other people are finding it works (based on reviews?), but I needed it for bulk search/replacing elementor page content inside custom post type and its incredibly hit or miss. Page reloads when selecting your posts, adds weird <highlight> tags to your content even if you toggle that feature off, wont update urls inside widgets. I find it hardly even works when trying to do a search/replace on the page level inside elementor. This plugin needs some QA and a patch for paid users.
27. april 2024 1 reply
I had a difficult search and replace problem to solve for my client on a site built completely in Elementor. I banged my head against the wall with Better Search and Replace. I was about to give up and tell the client that we would have to open EVERY page to do a manual replace. UNTIL I found this plug in. Not only did we get the changes made in under an hour, the author provided extremely quick support when we ran into a slight technical limitation with the plug-in. BUY this plug in before Elementor does and you have to pay extra for the feature 😉
14. mars 2024 1 reply
I was confused as to how to access the find and replace because the tutorial is for the Pro users. Go to the site and you can see screenshots and other details showing you where the page by page find and replace is. It works fine. They just didn’t look around enough. Go to the hamburger menu inside any Elementor page editor and right above the «Exit to Dashboard» link is now a Find and Replace feature that this plugin put in play. They just need a better video.
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“Search & Replace for Elementor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Update – Add some screenshots and proper demo video for the free version


  • New – Add compact mode with, default top menu menu link for the plugin
  • Update – Versions on some of the files
  • Fix – Settings page layout for mobile devices


  • Update – Compatibility check with Elementor 3.21
  • Update – Remove promo code which was disabled temporary


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


  • New – Add the ability to search/replace link in the editor in text-only mode
  • Update – WordPress 6.5 compatibility check
  • Fix – Use strip_tags with wp_strip_all_tags need to have the PHP function to allow tags
  • Fix – Remove the WFL_ and replace with ELEMSNR_


  • 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, upgrade notices and nav 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 – 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