Replacing URLs in Blogs

Run a command to replace URLs in your Blogs deployment to correct broken links.

Before you begin


To edit configuration files, you must use the wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for details.

About this task

There are cases where a collection of URLs in a Blogs deployment will break. For example, if a user changes from one deployment to another and the host name changes from to, all the URLs that use the form will break. Use this command to update URLs in the following places:
  • Entry and comment content, including the URL for an image source, links to web pages, and video sources.
  • Trackback URLs in comments.
  • Links in the content of an autosaved entry or comment.


  1. Start the wsadmin client following the steps in Administering Blogs using the wsadmin Client.
  2. Start the Blogs Jython script interpreter by entering the following command:
  3. Run the following command to fix broken URLs in entries and comments:
    BlogsAdminService.fixBrokenUrls(<replacePattern>, <replaceValue>)
    where <replacePattern> is the pattern of the part of the URLs that need to be replaced, and wherereplaceValue is the string to correct the URLs.
    For example:
    changes URLs with the form to
    Note: The <replacePattern> URL can contain a wildcard character (*). For example,
       sametimeemoticons/images/", "https://<server>/connections/resources/


A status message indicates the number of URLs replaced, but the number actually reflects the number of blog entries updated. For example, a blog entry that contains multiple URLS counts as one update.

What to do next

Run this task twice: once for http URLs, and then again for https URLs.