[wp-hackers] Two new, long-overdue plugins to make your wordpress life a little easier... (Marcus Pope)
wp-hackers at on-e.com
Sat Oct 29 00:35:51 UTC 2011
I can see both sides of this discussion - I personally favor relative
URLs stored in the DB, but I recognize the fact that absolutes (with
regard to newbies) are probably less hassle.
I suspect this is probably a 75/25 problem -- 75% of the people don't
care or want it the way it is, and 25% want at least the option of
Seems like there's a pretty easy solution though:
- Absolute/relative URL option in the admin
- Absolute is default and recommended (so existing installs and plugins
- If you toggle the option, an internal function can add/remove the
domain from the database (can't have mixed absolutel/relative URLs)
- Add an external filter when relative is enabled to add the
domain for RSS/email feeds
This way, the default install remains exactly the same (i.e. no
additional filters), and the relative URL option only has an additional
filter on external exports, which seems to be acceptable.
Three simple pieces? There might be other circumstances that need to be
addressed but I'll leave that up to those smarter than I.
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