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

Marcus Pope Marcus.Pope at springbox.com
Mon Oct 31 20:01:28 UTC 2011

Did a multi-billion dollar company really pay you a billion dollars for a wordpress site?  I'm sorry but I'm just confused by the wording of that sentence.  

I'm really not trying to be pedantic, I'm just curious to know what a billion dollar system is.


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On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 5:14 AM, Robert Lusby <nanogwp at gmail.com> wrote:
> So Otto - you cleary have no concept of heavy enterprise development. 
> Here's the process:

I know the process quite well, thanks. I have developed billion dollar systems for multi-billion dollar companies. Please don't read more into my statements than what is actually said. Just because I think that relative URLs suck doesn't mean all the nonsense you're reading into it is anything that I agree with. You're just taking it and running with it, aren't you?

You can develop a system perfectly well with dev/test/production methodologies without having to continually migrate content around and fiddle with URLs. Basically, you don't build in any dependencies on the URL being used, and you don't "stage" the actual content itself.

Don't confuse the content with the container. For example, if you're making a change to a theme, then you're changing the container. The content is the stuff in your database, in the posts table.

There are cases where URLs are being stored in serialized data, and that's wrong. Those should be fixed on an individual basis. However, this is a far cry from wanting relative URLs in your content itself.

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