Alert: This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

_wp_relative_upload_path( string $path )

Return relative path to an uploaded file.

Description Description

The path is relative to the current upload dir.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Full path to the file.

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Return Return

(string) Relative path on success, unchanged path on failure.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/post.php

function _wp_relative_upload_path( $path ) {
	$new_path = $path;

	$uploads = wp_get_upload_dir();
	if ( 0 === strpos( $new_path, $uploads['basedir'] ) ) {
			$new_path = str_replace( $uploads['basedir'], '', $new_path );
			$new_path = ltrim( $new_path, '/' );

	 * Filters the relative path to an uploaded file.
	 * @since 2.9.0
	 * @param string $new_path Relative path to the file.
	 * @param string $path     Full path to the file.
	return apply_filters( '_wp_relative_upload_path', $new_path, $path );

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Version Description
2.9.0 Introduced.

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