Velvet Blues Update URLs


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


  • The Admin screen for the plugin. screenshot-1.png


Installation and uninstallation are extremely simple. You can use WordPress’ automatic install or follow the manual instructions below.


  1. Download the package.
  2. Extract it to the “plugins” folder of your WordPress directory.
  3. In the Admin Panel, go to “Plugins” and activate it.
  4. Go to Tools -> Update URLs to use it.


  1. In the Admin Panel, go to “Plugins” and deactivate the plugin.
  2. Go to the “plugins” folder of your WordPress directory and delete the files/folder for this 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.

You can also contact us for assistance. Velvet Blues will backup your website and replace your URLs for only $29. If you need your website moved, we charge a flat fee of $75 and will finish your move within 48 hours – week days only. For same-day or weekend jobs, we charge a flat rate of $125. Contact us at for more information.


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.

This plugin saved me a lot of work. Where can I donate?

Thanks, donations help us to continue improving our plugins. Donate Here via PayPal.

I’m afraid to screw this up. Will you do it for me?

Of course! Velvet Blues will backup your website and replace your URL’s for only $39. If you need your website moved, we charge a flat fee of $75 and will finish your move within 48 hours – week days only. For same-day or weekend jobs, we charge a flat rate of $125. Contact us at for more information.


June 9, 2019
This plugin is easy to use and works flawlessly. It's a real time-saver! Thank you making this plugin!
May 10, 2019
I am a starter using WordPress. PlugIn did what it promised!
April 22, 2019
Holy mackerel, this is a good plugin! Does what it says on the tin. 🙂
March 22, 2019
I had thought it worked initially when it showed that over 735 URLs were updated successfully. Only for me to find out that it didn't. I had to complete the migration using Go Live Update Url plugin.
March 1, 2019
I have a peer who uses this plugin for his migrations so I guess that it works. Or at least for him it does. The documentation is confusing and personally I don't think it gives a clear walk through on how to use the plugin. I was told that it was great for migrating websites so I downloaded it. So, I have my live website but I want to make a copy of the website for a staging site. It does not say whether it is going to affect the actual current live database of it is going to create an SQL dumpfile or zip/tarball that I can download and uplaod into the new database (which is what I wanted). Going on the assumption that you move your files and database over and then run the plugin on the new location, how is that possible if the database still points to your original site and just redirects you when you login? Thus, not sure what to think.
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Contributors & Developers

“Velvet Blues Update URLs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Velvet Blues Update URLs” has been translated into 10 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Change log


  • Confirmed compatibility with WordPress 5.1.x releases.
  • Version Update.


  • Confirmed compatibility with WordPress 4.9.x releases.
  • Version Update.


  • Maintenance Update.


  • Tested with 4.6.
  • Version Update.


  • Updated label ID for better UX when selecting URL location options.
  • Added use if is_serialized() to remove PHP NOTICES about offsets during URL update process.
  • Confirmed compatibility to with WP 4.6 and updated stable tag.


  • Confirmed compatibility with WordPress 4.0.x releases.
  • Updated readme file.


  • Relocated Update URLs tab to Tools section. It is now found under Tools->Update URLs
  • Added additional serialisation checks for postmeta.


  • Bug fixes.
  • Added Turkish language file.


  • Confirmed compatibility with WordPress 3.6.x releases.
  • Added option to replace URLs within Links.
  • Updated success and error dialogues and other text throught plugin.


  • Confirmed compatibility with WordPress 3.5 release.


  • Confirmed compatibility with latest WordPress releases and added support for future versions.
  • Redesigned interface.
  • Added the ability to update links in custom fields.
  • Improved security against potential cross-site attacks by adding nonces and a referrer check and added exit to script if accessed directly.
  • New error messages and field validation.
  • Made changing ALL GUIDs optional, and turned off by default.
  • Internationalised plugin.
  • Updated Licence to GPLv2 or later.
  • Fixed Typos


  • Confirmed compatibility with WordPress 3.1.x releases.
  • Updated FAQs and Contributors.


  • Added the ability to update links in excerpt fields.
  • Updated code for full compatibility with WordPress 3.0 releases.


  • Confirmed compatibility with recent WordPress releases.


  • Fixed PHP short tag problem, so as to be compatible with all configurations.


  • Fixed possible interactions with other plugins.