A uniform resource locator, abbreviated URL, also known as web address, is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource.

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What's the difference between home_url() and site_url()

My understanding is that site_url() returns the location where the wordpress core files are. So, if my blog is hosted at http://example.com/blog then site_url() returns http://example.com/blog But ...
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Detecting a WordPress URL without doing a full HTTP GET?

I'm trying to write a oneboxing routine that gives WordPress blog entries special treatment. So given a simple, unadorned URL in content, such as http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/03/a-new-name-...
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How do I get the avatar URL instead of an HTML IMG tag when using get_avatar?

I'm using a plugin called Simple Local Avatars which lets me upload author images which are stored on my server locally (no Gravatar). The plugin works fine and get_avatar returns the local avatar. ...
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Unwanted media library URLs in posts?

When doing a bit of Google searching for content on our blog, I noticed to my shock and horror that individual images from the Media Library are somehow generating their own URLs that Google is ...
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Remove slug from custom post type post URLs

It seems that all web resources based on the subject of removing a custom post type slug ie yourdomain.com/CPT-SLUG/post-name are now very outdated solutions often referencing pre WP version 3.5 ...
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Does WordPress keep track of a post's URL history and provide automatic redirects?

I just changed the URL of one of my posts from http://2011.denmark.wordcamp.org/session/theme-frameworks-trends-og-standardisering/ to http://2011.denmark.wordcamp.org/session/wordpress-...
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Symbolic Links on dev box with plugins and stylesheets

I'm using mac os x 10.6 with xampp. http://wp3.1/ is the url to where I have WordPress installed. The physical path is /Users/myUserName/Sites/wp3.1/ I do not install plugins or themes in the "...
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Override default url for author pages?

So the default url to display a list of posts by a particular author looks like this: http://domain.com/author/{username} I am wondering how to change the 'author' in that url to something else? I ...
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Add .html (dot HTML) extension to custom post types

Is there any way to add the .html extension to custom post types without plugin ? For posts I can use /%postname.html on the permalink settings For pages I can use: add_action('init', '...
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Get default permalink structure from pretty URL's

When a single post is clicked on from a category page or for that matter any page, you can get the URL of that referrer and parse it to get the query string. But this only works with the default ...
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Which asset URLs are acceptable in a “vanilla” MU install?

Wordpress appears to let content be addressed by many URIs in an MU install. For example: example.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/5/files/picture.jpg example.com/bob/files/picture.jpg example.com/bob/wp-...
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Programmatically get images by URL and save in uploads folder

I am involved in a large migration from another CMS to WordPress. We have a copy of the database and have worked out how to extract the content and programmatically create WordPress posts from it ...
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Redirect user to original url after login?

I have a function that redirects users to the login page (home) if they're trying to access any other page without being logged in, here's how it works: function restrict_access_if_logged_out(){ ...
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Why is ?doing_wp_cron being appended to my URLs

I'm finding this string appended to the end of my URLs sometimes: /?doing_wp_cron Does anyone know what it for? How can I remove it?
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Creating custom permalink structure for languages

I've written a simple multi-language system, whereby clicking on a flag icon sets a one year cookie containing a two letter language code (e.g. nl, de, etc). I hook into the wp action to read the ...
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How to Change 404 page title

i have try many methods after searching on internet but unable to ramove Nothing Found from my 404 page title how to do it please help me even i have us this in my 404 page header if( is_404() ) ...
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Disable Wordpress URL auto complete

I recently noticed that Wordpress tries to auto-complete a URL when it's not submitted in its entirety. E.g. I have a post URL that looks like this: http://www.mysite.com/some-post-title If I ...
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How to add a Custom Link to a Menu with an URL that is relative to the blog URL

Part of my work is to create Wordpress websites. I usually work on my laptop until I have something good enough to be uploaded to the test server where the client reviews it. I create a VirtualHost ...
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Getting the Site URL Including the Front Base

If my permalink structure is set to /blog/%postname%/, how can I retrieve a URL for my site which retrieves domain.com/blog/? With the permalink structure mentioned above, when using site_url();, it ...
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Access the same page from multiple urls (wildcard)

I want to serve a specific Wordpress page for multiple urls. Basically I want to point all the urls in a specific format to a known page: /some-prefix-* => /target-page And accessing /some-...
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How does WordPress generate URL slugs?

Is there a page somewhere that details exactly how WordPress generates slugs for URLs? I'm writing a script that needs to generate URL slugs identical to the ones WordPress generates.
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Possible to change the URL for the regular post type without affecting the URL of other custom post types?

The Dilemma I have a few custom post types: Portfolio Items Testimonials FAQs The URL structures for these custom post types are: mysite.com/portfolio/name-of-custom-post mysite.com/testimonial/...
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How to prevent apostrophes and quotes from appearing in permalinks?

I'm using custom permalinks "/%category%/%postname%/". Whenever a post title contains quotes or apostrophes they appear in the URL. Can someone tell me how prevent them from appearing in the slug? ...
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How to add category to: 'wp-admin/post-new.php'?

I want to have a link to create a new post that sets the category also. I have tried wp-admin/post-new.php?post_category=12 and wp-admin/post-new.php?cat=12, but neither worked. I also tried using ...
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Custom plugin route in Wordpress

Okay so my question is quite simple. I need to implement some custom routing rules for my plugin. Those routes would only take one argument (so nothing complicated) and would look like : http://www....
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How to deal with Wordpress on localhost

I'm running a WP site on my laptop using localhost, and I often need my coworkers to see it. If they enter my home's IP, they were able to access the site, but all the URL's in WP that used site_url() ...
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Problem with guids and absolute links

Post and page guids include the full absolute URL of my site (e.g. http://www.example.com/wordpress/?p=1). This causes a problem if the domain, or wordpress path changes, or if I'm viewing the site ...
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Use a separate upload folder for custom post attachment upload

So, i'm trying to find out a way to use two separate upload folders, being the default one wp-content/uploads for general media uploads, and another one say wp-content/custom for one specific type of ...
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Filter any HTTP request URI?

I want to filter any HTTP request URI done through the HTTP API. Use cases: The WordPress update check goes to http://api.wordpress.org/core/version-check/1.6/, but https://api.wordpress.org/core/...
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Changing attachment urls?

How can I change the format of attachment page urls from /[post-url]/[attachment-name]/ to /media/[attachment-name]/? I understand that I can override the output of get_attachment_link via the ...
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Display posts with author in the url with custom post types

I'm having a really difficult time with this. I have a multi-user gallery site. Each author has his own page that lists the author's posts (this is a custom post type). I have made it so that the ...
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User redirect to destination URL after login

Scenario: if user not login, user redirect to customize login page and redirect again to destination page after login. I don't use a function or plugin. This code to restriction page: if (!...
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What's the URL for a category archive?

If my category URL is: /blogs/category/foo and my archive URL is: /blogs/2011/02/ what's the URL for 'foo' blogs from February 2011?
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How to get pretty URLs with add_query_arg in permalinks

With add_query_arg() it is nice to add additional parameters to an URL and it is also easy to create a rewrite rule. So far so good. But the problem is the URL replacement done by wordpress. When I ...
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How to give a CPT (custom post type) a date based url

I have events that have an event-date custom field. I want to create a date based page to display all events for a given day, and my hope was to use the url to help with that. I have a 7 day ...
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Clash of the rewrites

I have a category called 'neighborhoods'. I also have child categories within 'neighborhoods' E.G. Lakewood, Highland Park... When I click 'highland park' the url is /pages/category/neighborhoods/...
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How do I set up a custom URL shortener for my posts?

I have several different sites running off WordPress, and the URLs tend to get fairly long and cumbersome (particularly when I try to publish them via Twitter). I recently purchased a very short ...
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Share same domain for wp-admin but for different website

I have site like http://www.foo.com http://www.bar.com And I've a wildcard SSL cert *.example.com, instead of buying two SSL certs for the above two domains, can I re-use my existing wildcard SSL ...
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Wordpress Permalink changes to question mark (?) in URL

My Permalink custom url is /%post_id%/%postname%/ and my website is in Persian language, for some posts the Permalink is change in URL from http://www.ahangbaz.com/1300/%d8%a7%d8%a8%db%8c-%d8%b7%d9%...
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Adding another word in front of post url

I have a wordpress website with bunch of posts. My problem is that I need to change the URLs from website.com/post-name to website.com/specialword/post-name The "specialword" is what I need to ...
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How to use relative links on my pages?

In my web pages I want to use relative links instead of absolute links. However, pages do not allow php code inside them, so i cannot do to from a url in a relative manner. How does one get ...
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Update URL Snippet to Canonical Permalink URL

My permalinks is in the format domain.com/post-id/post-slug I notice this is a great choice for permalinks as I can share articles with a short URL like domain.com/123 But when I go to this short ...
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Difference between esc_url() and esc_url_raw()

http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/wp-includes/formatting.php#L2239 I'm confused about when should either of them be used. Assuming I have this URL: http://site.com/?getsomejavascript=1, ...
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How does routing on wordpress work?

How does the core wp routing works? I am having a hard time understanding... In MVC, your url looks like mycontroller/myaction that maps to MyController->myaction() In drupal, it's index.php?q=...
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Catch 404 after changing permalink structure from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/

I made a site some time ago and after some days some posts were indexed by search engines. Today I changed the permalink structure from /%postname%/ to /%category%/%postname%/. After that, when ...
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Allow admin login at /admin

I am interested in: how can we change the default login url /wp-admin to /login how can we add another url for login so that both /wp-admin and /login would work I tried to use a custom filter and ...
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“.#[random-char-string]” being inserted at end of URLs

I've seen this on a couple of sites now and I'm having trouble finding information about (probably because it's awkward to describe): All internal URLs like this for example: http://www.domain....
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Multisite - sub-subfolders for certain blogs

Consolidating several blogs into a single multisite instance - we have 2 sets of blogs - active and archived. What's the best way of adding /archive/ to the URLs of the archived blogs? So, as an ...
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Preserve custom URL parameter on more pages

I created a custom URL parameter for sorting posts by their vote scores. I have a "most voted" link that sends a ?sort=most_voted URL paramater and using a query posts filter I display posts with most ...
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How to prevent redirection to max 2147483647 for larger values of the page query variable?

I've got an id which is 10101000003163 I set it to my href as "technical/10101000003163/" but WordPress redirects me to "technical/2147483647/" How can I stop WordPress from doing that? My rewrite ...