I have a page on WordPress, it's slug is http://example/wordpress/page. I also have a second page, and it's slug is http://example/wordpress/page2.

I want to a link in the first page that links to the second page. So I tried the following:

  • /page2/ - leads to http://example.com/page2
  • /../page2/ - leads to http://example.com/page2
  • page2/ - leads to http://example.com/wordpress/page/page2
  • ../page2/ - leads to http://example/wordpress/page2

But problem is WordPress converts ../page2/ to http://../page2/ which obviously doesn't work.

So what can I do to fix this? I don't want to hardcode the url, as the site could be accessed from wordpress.example.com and example.com/wordpress

  • Hi, i think there might be a problem with your site url and home url options. Check your database and see if both siteurl and home are set to the same value, under wp_options table. Or you can also check from Settings > General.
    – Johansson
    May 17, 2017 at 14:27
  • Hi @Jack, they are the same.
    – CalvT
    May 17, 2017 at 14:29
  • Have you tried changing your page's slug? using page may cause conflict with the WordPress's pagination.
    – Johansson
    May 17, 2017 at 14:32
  • @Jack these are examples, not the real slugs
    – CalvT
    May 17, 2017 at 14:36
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    Not an answer but a hint: WP always runs under the assumption that is has a certain URL. Making a WP site accessible from multiple URLs will end you in a world of pain in the long run. The issue you're having now is just the tip of the iceberg.
    – kraftner
    May 17, 2017 at 15:15

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If you can access your page at http://example/wordpress/page2, then use the following code to output a link to your page, no matter what your site url is:

echo site_url('/page2/');

This appends the /page2/ to your website's url (which is http://example/wordpress/ ), which would be :


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