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Magento – get directory paths, get Base URLs, get URLs in static block, get secure URL

This post help you to get url, directory path, to get module URL. This is very basic post, that will help to beginners.

Get Base URL


Mage::getBaseUrl() => Get base url path
e.g. http://yourwebsite.com/

Mage::getBaseUrl(‘media’) => Get MEDIA folder path
e.g. http://yourwebsite.com/media/

Mage::getBaseUrl(‘js’) => Get JS folder path
e.g. http://yourwebsite.com/js/

Mage::getBaseUrl(‘skin’) => Get SKIN folder path
e.g. http://yourwebsite.com/skin/


Get Current URL


Get Home URL


Create module your


Get secure URL
To get secure URL you just need to add one more parameter as bellow,


Get Directory paths

//output : /var/www/html/magento
//output : /var/www/html/magento/app
//output : /var/www/html/magento/media

Same way you can get more directory path,
Mage::getBaseDir(‘design’) => Get design directory path
Mage::getBaseDir(‘code’) => Gives code directory file path
Mage::getBaseDir(‘lib’) => Gives lib directory file path
Mage::getBaseDir(‘skin’) => Gives skin directory file path
Mage::getBaseDir(‘var’) => Gives var directory file path
Mage::getBaseDir(‘cache’) => Gives cache directory file path
Mage::getBaseDir(‘log’) => Gives log directory file path

Get URL path in Static Block
Get Base URL

{{base url=''}}

Get Skin URL

{{skin url='images/skinimage.jpg'}}

Get Media URL

{{media url='/mediaimage.jpg'}}

Get Store URL

{{store url=''}}
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