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$BaseHref returns

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Community Member, 605 Posts

14 April 2011 at 4:35pm

This is only happening on our live linux server, and only with version 2.4.4 and 2.4.5.

When $BaseHref is used in a template, the url that is generated is "". Therefore take the following:

<a href="{$BaseHref}"><img src="{$BaseHref}/themes/challenger/images/Logo.png" alt="Logo Image" /></a>

is output as follows

<a href=""><img src="" alt="Logo Image" /></a>

Any Ideas? This is all fine on the Windows/WAMP box.


Forum Moderator, 1848 Posts

14 April 2011 at 7:04pm



Community Member, 80 Posts

28 April 2011 at 12:39pm

This is strange, I have just built a site under ss2.4.5, and $BaseHref works fine.

<li><a href="{$BaseHref}">Home</a></li>

For images or css under your theme, you may try $ThemeDir (from ViewableData.php)

<img src="/$ThemeDir/images/header.gif" width="600" height="93" border="0" alt="Header Image" />


Community Member, 41 Posts

7 October 2011 at 6:04pm

I have a same issue.

If I enter URL ""

$BaseHref generate "" and this is messing up my other link and that results taking a user to 404 page.


Community Member, 41 Posts

7 October 2011 at 6:17pm

I just found the solution here:

Rather than deleting files or hacking core code - I added this to _config.php:


Withthis code, even a user access to, no longer mess up other link having extra "index.php"