I need to set images from the Magento media folder but index.php keeps getting in the way and since I'm going to be moving this dev site to another production URL, I can't just use hard paths in this case.
In Wordpress/Drupal I can set a link like
<img src="<?php echo home_url(); ?>/media/image-name.jpg" /> but I can't find anything similar to that for Magento.
I'm needing this for the static blocks section if that makes a difference. When I try to set relative links to
http://mysite.com/media/image-name.jpg I end up with
http://mysite.com/index.php/media/image-name.jpg which of course results in 404.
What do I need to put in static blocks that will reference the main site without the index.php?