dbreplacer DB Replacer

Search and replace in your Joomla! database

  • Last updated: 14 Sep 2020
  • Version: 6.3.8
  • Type: Component
  • Joomla rating: 100%

DB Replacer is Joomla! administrator component that enables you to search and replace in any table of your Joomla database.

It even supports searching with case sensitivity and using the powerful Regular Expressions.

DB Replacer will save you hours of manual labor!

Sometimes you need to replace something in all your articles (or other content). This would take you hours doing it the conventional way, manually opening and changing each article.

With DB Replacer, the process takes just a few seconds. To replace a certain string in your database table, you simply need to:

  1. Go to DB Replacer in your Joomla! administrator
  2. Select a database table and the desired table column(s)
  3. Input the search and replace text
  4. Click on ‘Replace’

DB Replacer gives you a preview of what is going to be replaced, so you can see what will happen before actually replacing anything.

Head over to the tutorial to see everything that is possible with DB Replacer.


With DB Replacer, the replacements are done permanently in the database in the places you tell it to. This means that if you replace the wrong stuff - you can potentially break your site.

So make backups, be careful, and only use DB Replacer if you know what you are doing.

We cannot accept any liability for the result, and we make no expressed or implied guarantee of safe use.