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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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How to get URL of current page displayed?

I want to add custom PHP code to ensure that whenever a page on my site loads in my browser, the URL of that page is echoed to the screen. I can use echo get_permalink(), but that does not work on ...
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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resources based on the subject of removing a custom post type slug ie yourdomain.com/CPT-SLUG/post-name are now very outdated solutions often referencing pre WP version 3.5 ...
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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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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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Why “?v=hash” is added to my URLs? [closed]

I'm new to wordpress, I set up everything, but there's something that bothers me: on every single URL or link, there's a "?v=hash" appended everywhere (example.com/?v=d21feabed96b). I tried to see ...
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How does WordPress create URLs that Apache knows about?

When you create a page in WordPress, it's just an entry in a database table; there's no actual file at that location. However I can create a file at that location myself and it will steal the page ...
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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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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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How to prevent automatic redirection?

Wordpress has a feature whereby it will automatically redirect your URLs if it percieves them to be written wrongly. Here is an example: I have a page called my-page If I go to: www.mysite.com/...
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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 browse ...
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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-themes-...
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How to add a Custom Link to a Menu with a 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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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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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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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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How do you retrieve a post by slug name through REST API?

It works for my pages but not for my posts. If I go to example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/pages?slug=page-name it will retrieve the page correctly. If I go to example.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?slug=post-name it ...
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Stop Wordpress appending `-2` to the end of my url after i change it

When i try to set the url of a page in wordpress (4.2) it keeps apending -2 to the end of the url, i guess its becuase this ulr already exists, but i checked and it dosnt, although at one time it did ...
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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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Use a template file for a specific url without creating a page

I wonder if its possible to use a template file for a specific url without having to create a page for that template. This is my simplified problem: I have created a page in WP with some link ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Function to get URL of original uploaded image - full size

I am currently using the following code to get the URL of the featured image of a wordpress post: URL="<?php if (function_exists('wp_get_attachment_thumb_url')) {echo wp_get_attachment_thumb_url(...
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Redirecting to old domain after migration

I have moved one of my website to a new domain, below is what i did. Backed up database Uploaded all the files to the new server. Imported sql into new server via phpmyadmin Now i have used this ...
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How to remove file versions from the file source links in wp_head?

I observed the inside the wp_head function in the source links of every .css, .js files a ?ver=1 (or other number based on the file's/library version) is added. How can I overwrite them, to remove ...
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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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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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use query string in URL to display content on the page

I'd like to say something on my page based on what page the person got there from. I can set up the link to that page to be: www.example.com/page?parameter=myparameter Is there a way I can access ...
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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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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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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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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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Get current URL (permalink) without /page/{pagenum}/

How can I retrieve the current URL (whether homepage, archive, post type archive, category archive, etc) but always without the /page/{pagenum}/ part if it's present? So, if the real URL is: example....
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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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Posts URL structure like site.com/category/the-post-title

I'm new with wordpress and I would like to understand better if it's possible to create pages with an url based on the category and then the post title, so: something like http://mysite.com/category-...
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Disable ONLY URL auto complete, not the whole canonical URL system

I have a blog with several pages in some category "projects" that are structured/named like this: /projects/project-2012 /projects/project-2013 /projects/project-2014 /projects/project-2015 When a ...
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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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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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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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Custom page with variables in url. Nice url with add_rewrite_rule

Using WP3.1 I Have a custom page with a WP_Query and the query gets dynamic variables from the url. And i want safe variables and clean urls. Example: carpage/?carmodel=honda&location=...
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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-prefix-...
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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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How to get permalinks with category base working with sub-categories

I ran into an issue with a site that needs the category base also included in the custom permalink structure. I know this is an issue and I have read many posts like this that gave me some insight... ...
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How to Check if a Page Exists by URL?

I need to display certain content depending on whether or not a page URL exists. I don't want to check by title, because certain pages will have the same title, and just different parent pages. ...
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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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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 (!...