Today marks the day when version 5.2.0 of Go Live Update URLS was released into the wild!
When the plugin was first written, the WordPress ecosystem included a few interesting variation of saving data but followed a fairly common pattern. Historically the main concern has been handling serialized data when doing database search and replacing. Handling serialized data was the sole purpose of this plugin’s first version.
Over the years, additional data patterns started showing up with new techniques like JSON and URL Encoding. Functionality to handle these patterns was added to the plugin as patterns emerged. Everything was working flawlessly for quite some time.
Fast forward to today…. Even more patterns are showing up. Page builder plugins are certainly the greatest challenge when it comes to search and replace. A very small amount of edge cases were starting to creep up that this plugin could not always handle.
Meet version 5.2.0! The data handling was redesigned in this version to seek out and find strange edge cases inside of serialized data. Now the edge cases are manageable and this plugin updates them like any other URL.
To date: Every single edge case which has been reported is now 100% compatible with this plugin.
Please Enjoy! 🙂