Images Broken In WordPress After Migrating Away From WP Engine

If you tried to move away from WP Engine and noticed some of your images are broken its because WP Engine uses a custom URL to display these files in WordPress.

The Solution:

Replace in your database to the name of your domain. Make sure you make a database backup before attempting to perform this action!

Install the WordPress plugin Better Search Replace by Delicious Brains

Under tools head over to Better Search Replace

  1. For the first field enter your WP Engine URL (usually and for the second field enter your domain URL. Make sure you also replace the http protocol with https if you’re using SSL.
  2. Select all the tables you want to search and replace.
  3. Check if you want to do a dry-run first or not.
  4. Run Search/Replace

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