wp_make_link_relative()WP 2.1.0

Convert full URL paths to absolute paths.

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.

1 time — 0.00002 sec (very fast) | 50000 times — 0.02 sec (speed of light) | PHP 7.1.5, WP 4.8

No Hooks.

Return

String. Absolute path.

Usage

wp_make_link_relative( $link );
$link(string) (required)
Full URL path.

Examples

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#1 Create a relative URL from an absolute one

Examples of what the function outputs when passing different URLs.

echo wp_make_link_relative('http://example.com/foo/page/'); //> /foo/page/

echo wp_make_link_relative('http://example.com/foo/?bar=baz'); //> /foo/?bar=baz

echo wp_make_link_relative('/sample-page/'); //> /sample-page/

echo wp_make_link_relative('//example.com/sample-page/'); //> /sample-page/

echo wp_make_link_relative( 'http://example.com/image.jpg 1x' ); //> /image.jpg 1x

echo wp_make_link_relative( '' ); //> ''

However, keep in mind:

echo wp_make_link_relative( '//wp-content/file.png' ); //> /file.png
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#2 Another option is to make the absolute URL a relative one

To do this, you can use wp_parse_url() with the parameter PHP_URL_PATH:

wp_parse_url( 'http://example.com/foo/page/', PHP_URL_PATH ); // /foo/page/

It differs in that it cuts off all query parameters beginning with ``?

wp_parse_url( 'http://example.com/foo/?bar=baz', PHP_URL_PATH ); // /foo/

Compare this to wp_make_link_relative():

$res = [
	wp_make_link_relative( 'http://example.com/foo/?bar=baz' ),
	wp_make_link_relative( 'http://example.com/foo/page/' ),
	wp_make_link_relative( '/sample-page/' ),
	wp_make_link_relative( '//example.com/sample-page/' ),
	wp_make_link_relative( 'http://example.com/image.jpg 1x' ),
	wp_make_link_relative( '//wp-content/file.png' ),
];

$res2 = [
	wp_parse_url( 'http://example.com/foo/?bar=baz', PHP_URL_PATH ),
	wp_parse_url( 'http://example.com/foo/page/', PHP_URL_PATH ),
	wp_parse_url( '/sample-page/', PHP_URL_PATH),
	wp_parse_url( '//example.com/sample-page/', PHP_URL_PATH),
	wp_parse_url( 'http://example.com/image.jpg 1x', PHP_URL_PATH ),
	wp_parse_url( '//wp-content/file.png', PHP_URL_PATH ),
];

foreach( $res as $k => $re ){
	echo ( $re === $res2[ $k ] ? 'YES' : 'NO' ) . " - $re === {$res2[ $k ]}\n";

}

/*
NO - /foo/?bar=baz === /foo/
YES - /foo/page/ === /foo/page/
YES - /sample-page/ === /sample-page/
YES - /sample-page/ === /sample-page/
YES - /image.jpg 1x === /image.jpg 1x
YES - /file.png === /file.png
*/

Changelog

Since 2.1.0 Introduced.
Since 4.1.0 Support was added for relative URLs.

wp_make_link_relative() code WP 6.5.3

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