Magento: get skin url, get media url, get base url, get store url

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Magento Mage Core, Admin Static Blocks, or Phtml edits are usually includes getting url path such images, javascript, base url, media and store url. There are different ways to retrieve mentioned URL paths depending on where section you’re editing.

To Retrieve URL path in STATIC BLOCK

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To get SKIN URL

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

To get Media URL

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

To get Store URL

{{store url='mypage.html'}}

To get Base URL

{{base url='yourstore/mypage.html'}}

TO Retrieve URL path in PHTML

Note: In editing PHTML don’t forget to enclode the following code with PHP tag
Not secure Skin URL:

<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('images/sampleimage.jpg') ?>

Secure Skin URL

<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('images/ sampleimage.gif',
 array('_secure'=>true)) ?>

Get  Current URL

$current_url = Mage::helper('core/url')->getCurrentUrl();

Get Home URL

$home_url = Mage::helper('core/url')->getHomeUrl();

Get Magento Media Url

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_LINK);


Get Magento Media Url

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_MEDIA);

Get Magento Skin Url

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_SKIN);

Get Magento Store Url

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_WEB);

Get Magento Js Url

Mage::getBaseUrl(Mage_Core_Model_Store::URL_TYPE_JS);