Installing via FTP or SFTP

You can install Better Search Replace Pro by uploading the plugin files via FTP or SFTP using a program like FileZilla.

Once you’ve downloaded the .zip file from your purchase receipt, unzip the file and upload the ” better-search-replace-pro” folder to your WordPress plugins folder (usually in public_html/wp-content/plugins).

After uploading the files, login to your WordPress admin and go to Plugins -> Installed Plugins. You should see the Better Search Replace Pro plugin installed but not yet activated. Click “Activate” to activate the plugin.

The plugin administration screens can now be found under Tools -> Better Search Replace Pro.

Note: If you still have the free version activated, you will see the following error:


Simply deactivate the free version in order to use Better Search Replace Pro.

Finally, to get support and future updates to the plugin, you must activate your license.

You can do that by going to Tools -> Better Search Replace Pro -> Settings and adding the license key from your purchase receipt. Click “Activate License” after saving your License Key and you should see the “License Status” listed as “active”:


That’s it! Better Search Replace Pro has now been installed and is ready to go. Head over to the Configuration pageĀ for more detailed setup information.