[wp-hackers] absolute URLs in plug-ins and custom types

Shasta Willson shastaw at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 18:42:40 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM, Bill Erickson <bill.erickson at gmail.com> wrote:
> If the client asks you to move the site to a subdirectory, all your
> relative links will be broken.

Uh..no..that's what relative URLs are specifically for.

> And even if you know your environment well and build your specific tool to
> use relative URLs, WordPress core uses absolute URLs for everything so
> you'd need to update those anyway (ex: any images inserted into posts).

That's a compelling argument!

- Shasta

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