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

Ryan McCue lists at rotorised.com
Fri Jul 6 13:46:38 UTC 2012

Mika A Epstein wrote:
> John's reason is exactly why I don't do it, too.

What about filtering on post save to replace the URLs with the 
shortcode? (Possibly using post_content_filtered)

> Also you have to be careful with shortcodes, someone else could hijack it with a plugin.

True, but that's no different to filtering the_content.

> (Also I have this niggling memory that a hardcoded URL is faster than a shortcode, which would make sense - caching would grab the full domain).

I can certainly see that, but I'd guess that's a micro-optimisation at 
best. IIRC, the shortcode filter runs pretty much all the time anyway.

Ryan McCue

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