I'm building a Craft site locally and I'm unsure how to handle a path issue that will occur when the site goes live.

My understanding is that in a live implementation, the /web/ folder will become the root folder. In twig templates, I can exclude /web/ from paths by using {{ siteURL }}, i.e. {{ siteURL }}images/.

However, you can't use Twig when adding page content through Redactor. So if I want to include an image with the page text, I have to use "/web/" in the path. When the site goes live, those paths will be broken since the /web/ folder will become the root.

How can I resolve this without having to change all the links to remove /web/ once the site is live? I feel like there must be a configuration file or setting somewhere I can change, but I haven't been able to find one.

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    How do you develop locally? Normally you also have a webserver (e.g. MAMP Pro or some Vagrant or the hot new Nitro thing) running locally which is using the /web/ folder as docRoot. So it should behave exactly the same way as on the live system. Jul 4, 2020 at 20:17
  • Ahh, I wasn't even thinking about it being an issue with the webserver settings, I was thinking it was a configuration issue somewhere in Craft. I set the wrong root directory when I created the virtual host in MAMP. Thanks!
    – Jake1293
    Jul 5, 2020 at 15:23
  • Maybe use @web alias and the pass output of redactor field through {{alias()}} function? Thanks to that, @web will be always resolved as root url.
    – piotrpog
    Jul 7, 2020 at 1:13
  • Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look into that for future use. I ended up solving this issue by editing my .env file and removing "web" from the site root path. This was my first Craft site so I didn't understand at the time I set it up that the /web/ folder should be the root, not the project folder.
    – Jake1293
    Jul 7, 2020 at 20:09


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