Find and replace allows you to search for a keyword/phrase across your project's articles and category pages and replace the text in the desired articles and category pages.

Find: Only words and numbers
Replace: Words, numbers, and selective special characters

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This feature works similarly to those in legacy tools such as Microsoft Office. You don't need to enter the Markdown or HTML syntax. Just enter content that is available in your Knowledge base site and replace it instantly. This saves time and reduces the manual effort involved in such a task.


Accessing the 'Find and replace page

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  1. Go to Content toolsDocumentationFind and replace
  2. Enter the desired keyword/phrase you want to search in the Find field
    • A list of articles and category pages which has the keyword/phrase appears
    • You can use the available filter options to narrow down the results
    • Select the Match whole words checkbox to replace a specific word/phrase

    For example, When you replace page with article, all occurrences of page will be replaced with article but only when it is a separate word. The word homepage will be ignored for this action.

Occurrence

The number of times the term mentioned in the "Find" field occurs in the article is called "Occurrences". The occurrences are displayed at the top of the article preview pane.

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  1. Select the articles and category pages in which you want to replace the text
    • To select the article, hover over the desired search result and select the checkbox adjacent to it
    • If you want to replace it in all instances, select the check box adjacent to the Articles/Category pages column header
  2. Enter the desired keyword/phrase you want to replace in the Replace with field
  3. Click Replace

The Replace button is enabled only when you select at least one article/category page.

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  1. Select the desired article status after replace
    • Publish - To publish the article after replacing the keyword/phrase
    • Draft - To keep the article in the draft after replacing the keyword/phrase
  2. Click Proceed

Filter options

The below filter options are available:

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  • Workspace/Language - To filter by workspace and language
  • Visibility - To filter by visibility status (Visible / Hidden)
  • Status - To filter by article status (New article / Draft / Published)
  • Contributors - To filter by contributors. You can search by team account's name, and multiple selections are allowed
  • Tags - To filter by tags
  • Updated on - To filter by last updated date range

Usage limit is the number of times 'Replace' can be performed in a project.

Plan Usage limit per day
Trial 1
Free NA
Standard NA
Professional NA
Business 3
Enterprise 3
Enterprise Plus 3
Find and replace in editor

You can also use the "Find and replace" as a tool inside the Editor. When the tool is used from editor it finds and replaces the text only in the respective article.


FAQ

1. Who can access the Find and replace?

Find and replace is available only for team accounts with Content role as Editor (or) custom content role with the Perform Find and replace permission.


2. How to increase my usage limit?

The usage limit for Business, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus plans is three per day. Contact our support team for assistance in increasing the limit.


3. Can I perform Replace without entering anything in the 'Replace with' field?

  • You can perform Replace without content in the 'Replace with' field. The keyword/phrase entered in the Find field will be removed from the selected articles and category pages
  • When you enter nothing in the 'Replace with' field and click Replace, the 'Replace content is not provided' message appears in the 'Confirm replace' prompt

4. Does the 'Replace with' change the Markdown or HTML syntax entered in the editor?

No, it does not replace the Markdown or HTML syntax entered in the editor. It replaces the text that appears in the Knowledge base article.

For example, To replace the keyword "Set up" with "Install" in an article with Markdown syntax ### Set up the module, enter as below:
✓ Find - Set up ; Replace - Install


5. Do the search results return the articles in Recycle bin?

No, the articles and category pages currently dumped in the Recycle bin are not covered in the search.


6. How many search results are returned?

There is a limit of 1000 search results. Only 1000 articles and category pages will be returned for a single search.