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A couple of months ago myself and a couple of my colleagues were discussing features that are currently missing from EPiServer CMS. One feature clients often request is a global search and replace feature.
After the discussion I thought this sounded like an interesting task, so I decided I would attempt to create a plug-in to do this. Several weeks later after building the plug-in during my commute to and from work it is available for everybody to use . Hooray you all cry!
The plug-in will work in EPiServer CMS 6 and later and will search and replace both page type and dynamic properties.
The plug-in is careful in what it updates and will not mess with XHTML/serialized XML structures. A regex is used to determine whether the content is xml or not and if it is only attribute values and text nodes are updated.
The plug-in currently does not search and replace dynamic content, it’s something I have looked into but could open a big can of worms so I have left it for now.
To install it is as simple as copying an assembly to your bin folder and adding some configuration settings to your web.config.
Please feel free to download the plug-in and give it a try. All feedback, suggested enhancements will be greatly received… Apart from negative feed back .
The assemblies and source code if required can be found here http://episerversap.codeplex.com/
Installation/Usage instructions can be found here.