wp_make_link_relative( string $link )

Convert full URL paths to absolute paths.


Description Description

Removes the http or https protocols and the domain. Keeps the path ‘/’ at the beginning, so it isn’t a true relative link, but from the web root base.


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Parameters Parameters

$link

(string) (Required) Full URL path.


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Return Return

(string) Absolute path.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/formatting.php

function wp_make_link_relative( $link ) {
	return preg_replace( '|^(https?:)?//[^/]+(/?.*)|i', '$2', $link );
}

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Changelog Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
4.1.0 Support was added for relative URLs.
2.1.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Jake Jackson

    Be aware that this function does not work as expected when a site uses a non-standard port.

    <?php
    echo wp_make_link_relative( 'http://localhost:8080/wp_test/sample-page/' );
    ?>

    will output

    :8080/wp_test/sample-page/

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