[wp-hackers] Site Address during development

Gavin Pearce Gavin.Pearce at 3seven9.com
Thu Sep 2 13:06:14 UTC 2010

Hi Michael,

This is one of my main gripes with WordPress - having to do a SQL
find-and-replace between development and live URLs.

I especially hate how the "new" menu feature, for the Home button
creates a 'custom' link to the hard-coded URL of the current site.

Changing the site URLs in either wp-config.php or in the back-end won't
update these.

If anyone knows a better way to run a dev and live version of a site,
with easy database syncing, would be interested to know it also.


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[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: 02 September 2010 13:36
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Subject: [wp-hackers] Site Address during development

Good morning,

I'm developing a site for a client, and they are finally able to 
start adding their info, posts and pages, both with a lot of photos. 
I have the WordPress address (URL) and Site address (URL) (set under 
http://www.example.com/wp-admin/options-general.php ) defined to be 
the temporary subdomain of their domain name. But when they embed 
photos or PDFs into a post or page, the temporary domain name is 
embedded into the post. Once we go live this weekend is there an easy 
way to change those details into the new, permanent domain name? I 
don't want to have to maintain the development URL forever.

Actually, it seems silly to embed the domain name into the posts and 
pages at all. It's adding a bit to the page, plus possible delaying 
the loading of pages by fractions of a second as the page requests 
have to hit DNS. Shouldn't everything embedded be relative to the 
root directory of WordPress? Thanks, Mike


Michael Clark

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
  - Martin Luther King Jr.
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