Relative URL

Description

Relative URL applies wp_make_link_relative function to links (posts, categories, pages and etc.) to convert them to relative URLs. Useful for developers when debugging local WordPress instance on a mobile device (iPad. iPhone, etc.).

Notice: This plugin is SHOULD be used for local development only. I haven’t tested on a production environment, it may work with some issues, like unwanted URLs in RSS feed or sharing URLs are replaced with relative URLs, etc.

More information please visit my site.

For example:

http://localhost:8080/wp/

Will be converted to:

/wp/

And..

http://localhost:8080/wp/2012/09/01/hello-world/

Will be converted to:

/wp/2012/09/01/hello-world/

And..

http://localhost:8080/wp/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/style.css

Will be converted to:

/wp/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/style.css

Then after activating this plugin, you can simply access your local instance using http://10.0.1.5:8888/wp/ on your iPad or other mobile devices without having styles and navigation issue.

Installation

WordPress (Also works on multisite enabled instance):

  1. Upload the extracted files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or just install this plugin from your WordPress backend.
  2. In ‘Plugins’ page, choose ‘Activate’

FAQ

What if I deactivate this plugin?

The URLs will be changed back to absolute URLs again, there’s no database writes with this plugin.

Why this plugin is not recommend for production environment?

URLs in RSS feed are also replaced to relative URLs with this plugin, this could causes some issues for RSS readers that they will be confused for URLs without host. Shared URLs (ie Jetpack Sharing module) are also replaced to related URLs, Twitter, Facebook or other social sites won’t treat them as valid URLs.

Reviews

Breaks Jetpack

The relative URL plugin will break Jetpack.

{
error: "jetpack_verification_failed",
message: "The response from the Jetpack site could not be verified."
}

Хрень

Ломает визуальный редактор админки

Great plugin, but…

It works on production site, but this plugin make relative also links in the feed. Please leave absolute urls in the feed!

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Contributors & Developers

“Relative URL” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

0.1.5

  • Use buffer method again, it’s better with less issues since it mainly works for development environment.

0.1.4

  • Compatibility check for 4.6 and 4.7, nothing new, just bump version to tell everyone this plugin still works.

0.1.3

  • Compatibility check for 4.5, nothing new, just bump version to tell everyone this plugin still works.

0.1.2

  • Fix: reverted back to original method, sorry for the inconvenience.

0.1.1

  • Fix: missing URL for inline sccripts

0.1.0

  • Completely rewrite it from the ground up, now EVERY links, include the ones in your dashboard will be replaced with Relative URLs!

0.0.13

  • Compatibility check for 4.4, nothing new, just bump version to tell everyone this plugin still works.

0.0.12

  • Fix PHP error with latest WordPress 4.3

0.0.11

  • External resources no longer processed.
  • Compatibility check for 4.2.2

0.0.10

  • Compatibility check for 4.1 and 4.1 alpha, nothing new, just bump version to tell everyone this plugin still works.

0.0.9

  • Update readme

0.0.8

  • Compatibility check for 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9 alpha, nothing new, just bump version to tell everyone this plugin still works.

0.0.7

  • Compatibility check for 3.6, nothing new, just bump version to tell everyone this plugin still works.

0.0.6

  • Update donate link, If you like this plugin, please consider buying me a cup of coffee.

0.0.5

  • Update plugin description and page design on sparanoid.com, check it out: http://sparanoid.com/work/relative-url/ props @lianghai

0.0.4

  • Update description, props @lianghai

0.0.3

  • Compatibility check for 3.5, nothing new, just bump version to tell everyone this plugin still works.

0.0.2

  • Moving plugin development repo from WordPress.org to GitHub. You can find the new repo at https://github.com/sparanoid/relative-url

0.0.1

  • First release