global search and replace plugin


Is there an alternative for the global search and replace plugin of Conflunce 3.x? It was such an handy tool to edit 100s of pages using this plugin

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Thanks for the response Josch and Jeremy has been opened and we got a jar ..... however life is not as simple with Confluence 4x with wiki markups gone and the complicated html introduced .... searching is much more complicated

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I think the next best answer is to use the Remote API or the CLI. You'd have to iterate through every page, then use code to search and replace:

Search the page for the term 'findReplace'.

Actually, I use the webdav interface and notepad++, as someone here suggested, for various sourcecode updates :) With 4.x, that might get more complicated since wikimarkup is "shorter" for the serach/replace dialog, but should work as well.

Just beware that you have to exclude "version*.txt" files from your ops,

We have a very old Confluence installation (3.x) and I would like to use the old Global Search and Replace plugin. Does anyone have the directions for how to use it? Thanks!

  1. Go to the plugin page (
  2. download the jar file
  3. browse to Administration >> Plugins
  4. Upload your jar

Thanks Jeremy! I had installed the plugin already, but now how do I invoke it to actually run a Search and Replace? Appreciate your help.

Yikes - it looks like all the documentation for this is gone now. I used the plugin before, but I can't remember for sure. I think it was in Administration >> Search and Replace, or something like that? Check in the admin console - I think it's somewhere in there.

Hi Jeremy, Once again, thanks for your help. Have hunted through Admin panel and Space Admin and don't see anything. If you have any other ideas, let me know! Thanks again, Claire

If anyone is still looking for a simple solution for this problem you might be interested in this:

Global Search And Replace Plugin

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