[wp-hackers] Two new, long-overdue plugins to make your wordpress life a little easier...

Robert Lusby nanogwp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 18:34:38 UTC 2011

On 28/10/2011 19:32, Robert Lusby wrote:
> On 28/10/2011 17:44, Otto wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM, Marcus 
>> Pope<Marcus.Pope at springbox.com>  wrote:
>>> Blown away by the dozens of posts from Core WP developers that root 
>>> relative urls are not possible
>> A fully qualified URL works every time, everywhere. It's easily parsed
>> by search engines. It works in feed readers. It works no matter where
>> your content is displayed.
>> You most certainly *can* use relative URLs. You just *shouldn't*.
>> -Otto
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> I disagree on a number of points - once again.
> While writing this I've just seen "because you might write a book" 
> listed as a reason for not changing. Seriously?
> Relative URL's change. Sites change domain. Your entire DB is then out 
> of date.
> Also - access on different platforms can often end up using different 
> URL's - if I want my content avaiable in my native iOS application, I 
> have to "strip out" the URLs, and replace them with ones that keep the 
> user within my native application (rather than the web browser).
> Although I feel "because you might write a book", is the poorest 
> reason ever, what if I want my book readers to have access to a local 
> version of the website (.co.uk VS .com) etc ...?
> As stressed many times before - relative URL's *don't* break things 
> for anyone.
> If need-be: I'd love for this feature to go to a vote - and be decided 
> that way.
> I beg of the core team to re-think this - the DB overhead that's added 
> on our enterprise sites.....
> Otto - how do you show clients your test site? I'm sorry but you can't 
> call that staging method wrong. Working with a big blue-chip, approval 
> often has to be acheived from a number of different teams/companies, 
> before part of a website can go live - WITHOUT STOPPING THEIR ACCESS 
> to the current live site. Do you want me to go round and change the 
> DNS/Host files for *all* of these users in often 4/5 different 
> companies? If so - then please also explain how do they access the 
> current live site?
> DB changes are the only way - yes it can be automated. But why should 
> it be. Just because you might write a book?
> Rob
Apologies for late night typos in my last.


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