[wp-testers] Absolute URLs hard-coded on database

ProDevStudio prodevstudio at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 17:26:49 GMT 2009

Hi All,

Things are done for a reason, but we have a problem at the moment, one that
I also think should be simplified is when going from dev -> test -> live

I believe because of  WYSIWYG Editor need to display the images it needs to
have the absolute URL. one suggestion that I can think of would be to use
HTML <base> TAG that point to install URL and then all the links inside the
WYSIWYG Editor on the page can be relative to the <base> and images should
show as normal.

I wonder if the wordpress export and import resolve this issue.?? -- worth a


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On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Matt Martz <matt at sivel.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 12:06 PM, Toby Simmons
> <toby at simmonsconsulting.com> wrote:
> > Count me as one who is unhappy with it. Why not default to using
> *relative* urls? That way, it doesn't matter what the domain is? Is there
> something inherently evil about relative urls? Anytime I do development,
> that's what I use so that transferring to domains is a cinch.
> Not to be rude.  But have any of you actually read the threads
> provided at the URLs provided earlier?  Reading through them might
> give you information that will help you better understand why things
> are the way they are.
> --
> Matt Martz
> matt at sivel.net
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