[wp-hackers] What's the best solution to develop a website in sandbox?

Christopher Ross cross at thisismyurl.com
Sat Jul 16 19:00:37 UTC 2011

On 2011-07-16, at 12:15 PM, Bill Dennen wrote:

>> Personally, this whole process is one of the most annoying parts of using
>> WP as the basis for websites.   The idea that all the urls are hardcoded all
>> over the place in the db still boggles my mind, but I have heard it from the
>> mouth (in person) from those in charge that this will never change.
> I agree with Andrew. I hate seeing those URLs hard-coded in the database,
> too! Moving WordPress (especially a multisite network) is too hard.
> For those "in charge" : Is it true that this will never change?

Bill, I don't know what the answer is regarding if/when it'll change but it's an easy override for you if it bugs you. This code will replace occurrence of your url address in your text with a relative path. I'm sure somebody out there has a better function for it but it's done the job for me over the years.


function thisismyurl_clean_static_url($content) {
	return str_replace('href="'get_bloginfo('url'), 'href="', $content );
	return str_replace('src="'get_bloginfo('url'), 'src="', $content );

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