Version 8.7 of ReReplacer has been released, and comes with various improvements and a revamped documentation.

ReReplacer is a Joomla component that enables you to search and replace anything you want in your website on-the-fly. You can do replace or remove in any piece of HTML. You also have the ability to use the powerful Regular Expressions to search and replace, which opens up endless possibilities.

A new update for ReReplacer has been released today featuring various improvements, and the documentation has been expanded as well.

Item Edit Page Improved

The Item Edit Page for when you set up a replacement has been updated with several tweaks and improvements:

  • The Title field has been moved to top of the page, to be more in line with the Joomla edit pages used for articles and other components.
  • The Status dropdown now also features the option to set an item to Trashed state, again for consistency with other Joomla edit pages.
  • The layout of the Options has been rearranged. Instead of being at the bottom of the page under the Search/Replace fields, the options are now to the side of the Search/Replace fields, so that they are a lot easier to see and toggle.
  • The Tabs style has also been updated to better match the Joomla core layouts, and the Edit Form validation has been improved.
  • The Dynamic Tags reference has now been moved to its own tab (instead of at the bottom of the page) and has been streamlined to make it easier to understand.
  • Some Option Names and Descriptions have been renamed to better reflect and explain their purpose.
  • The Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet now opens in new window.

Usage Examples

ReReplacer is a very powerful extension. Here are some ideas and examples where you can use ReReplacer for:

  • Create your own custom plugin-style tags (turn [mytag]some text[/mytag] into some text).
  • Tweak the output of Joomla! without changing the core joomla or extension files.
  • Filter bad words on your site.
  • Temporarily hide text from your website, without actually removing it.
  • Remove redundant whitespace from your code, making your website load faster.
  • Use abbreviations in your content and replace them with the full text (J! becomes Joomla!, COMP becomes My Very Long Company Name®).
  • Quickly place whole blocks of text by only typing one word. For instance, you can use [stats] and replace it with a piece of Google Statistics code. Or [footer] to put a fixed bit of text under articles. You can then change the replacement in one place (in ReReplacer) and your whole website is updated!
  • Use Regular Expressions or PHP to place a simple little tag like {mytag something} that dynamically gets replaced with something more complex.
  • etc...

With ReReplacer, the replacements are done on-the-fly, leaving the original text or html unchanged.

Find more examples for creating all kinds of replacements in the ReReplacer Examples Page.

And more....

The latest update also comes with various other improvements and fixes, including:

  • Fixes issue with dynamic uppercase tags outputting just one letter
  • Fixes issue with php notice about array to string conversion on certain HikaShop pages
  • Updates translations: de-DE, pl-PL

Read the Changelog for ReReplacer 8.7 for the full list of improvements and fixes that have been made in the new release.

There are a lot of cool features and options to explore in ReReplacer. Head over to the full Documentation for a complete overview and to find more treasures.