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

Mike Little wordpress at zed1.com
Fri Oct 28 22:04:35 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 22:41, Marcus Pope <Marcus.Pope at springbox.com>wrote:

> Ok, Mike if faking a dev name length to match a production name length is
> the *right* way to do it, and if you can't envision a potential scenario
> where your staging url or TLD couldn't possibly match the same length as
> your production site, then maybe you'll at least concede that it's an extra
> step that doesn't have to happen if we used root-relative urls.
I'm much more concerned about the xtra step that would have to happen for
every single feed request (as well as those other uses of the content I
don't know about). As mentioned, on some sites I've worked on: 50,000
requests at least once per hour. Why should the server have to do that extra
processing request after request, hour after  hour, day after day, to save
me 5 minutes every time I deploy data (which is a lot rarer than when I
deploy code).

> But even still the search and replace of content is only half the problem,
> there are a world of other issues that are a direct result of storing
> absolute urls in the database.
Several years (quite literally no-one else has been developing on WordPress
longer than me), several hundred sites, and thousands of deploys later, and
I've yet to come across this "world of other issues".

Mike Little

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