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Root Relative URLs

Converts all URLs to root-relative URLs for hosting the same site on multiple IPs, easier production migration and better mobile device testing.

9 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.6 out of 5 stars
2 stars
wp_register_script issues. Otherwise Great
By , for WP 3.8

Took me awhile to figure out my scripts and styles from CDNs weren't working.
In addition to making page and image URLs local, the plugin "helpfully" made my googleapi references local as well.

So if all your assets are really local, this plugin works great.
If any of your assets are NOT local, you may have issues.

1 star
It "fixes" ALL URLs, so it break external ones
By ,

The plugin is supposed to make local URLs relative, but by mistake it also makes external URLs relative, thus it breaks the website.

This is how it doesn't work:

http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js becomes /ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js, which is basically http://yourwebsite.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.10.2/jquery.min.js

3 stars
Be careful with Ajax calls
By , for WP 3.6.1

@Matt Van Andel and others said the right, it can break Ajax calls. The plugin changes some calls to 404 calls. You'll find them on webpagetest dot org like website for frontend issues. Its impossible to find the culprit unless known. Possibly the URI encoding goes wrong towards Twitter, Facebook etc. to load the buttons.

The concept is definitely great and does the work. Due to the bugs the rating is 3/5. We will hope some fix to give 5/5 for sure.

5 stars
Really usefull
By , for WP 3.6

Simply fine !

1 star
This plugin also broke our site
By , for WP 3.4.2

Great concept, but not there yet. This completely hosed our site. It caused the Avada template and Revolution jquery sliders to become utterly unusable in the admin - so apparently it's stepping on urls it shouldn't

1 star
This plugin broke my site.
By , for WP 3.5.1

I updated this plugin and it broke all the AJAX and JS elements on my site.

Maybe there is a way to recover/fix this issue but I am very wary to use it again due to this issue.

As of right now my site is totally broken.

3 stars
Minor problems with WordPress 3.5...
By , for WP 3.5.1

For the most part, this plugin is indispensable. WordPress's insistance on using absolute URLs for everything is my one least-favorite "feature" (it makes it very difficult to develop, stage, and deploy across multiple domains).

I've noticed one problem with WordPress 3.5's new media manager, however - when adding items from the media library to a post, and using the "custom url" feature, the custom URL will be completely stripped and must be entered again manually in HTML/TEXT view.

This is a problem because it can "break" image links for non-technical admin users. Adding an image link that points to another domain will be broken every time, as the href value is empty.

Fix that, and this goes back to being 5 stars! :-)

5 stars
It is really useful
By , for WP 3.4.2

The only problem is it doesn't work on multisites.

5 stars
Saved me from a big trouble
By , for WP 3.4.2

Thanks a lot for the developer of this plugin, I have tried a different one before and it was not that good, this one is excellent.

There is only one minor problem which is that it does not convert the URLs in the redirection plugin.

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