Our default site configuration uses a CDN for our insecure media URLs and no CDN for our secure media URLs. This is how things should work the majority of the time, but we have a case that needs to explicitly retrieve insecure URLs despite normally being a secure request.

The code which returns the URLs is using the product and the image helper to return resized versions of the media gallery:

foreach ($product->getMediaGalleryImages() as $image) {
    $imageUrl = (string) Mage::helper('catalog/image')
                ->init($product, 'image', $image->getData('file'))

    $imageUrls[] = $imageUrl;

What's the best way to return resized insecure product gallery image urls?


There's a lot of stuff going on to give you those urls. If you really want to swap it to insecure, the easiest way is probably to run str_replace(Mage::getBaseUrl('media', true), Mage::getBaseUrl('media', false), $imageUrl, 1)

  • That's what I've put in place temporarily. Any idea if there would be a configurable way to set a given route/handler to always behave as secure/insecure? – STW Dec 1 '14 at 23:29
  • Don't think so, you're calling Catalog/Image->toString to get the url, you could probably extend the class to add a secure parameter to pass down to the getUrl calls. – Richard Dec 2 '14 at 10:08

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