Prefer url to PATH for url helpers

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Last Updated: 2024-04-13

When refactoring a route from dashboard_{path,url} to seller_dashboard_{path,url}, it was annoying to search for both possibilities path and url). Error-prone too.

Since there's not really any good reason to have both in my application, what with multiple domains and the need to use _url and not _path in emails, I should stick to url everywhere.

Update: Another complication to consider is multi-domain websites. While path can be easier for navigating within a domain, url is gonna be needed anyway for moving across domains (e.g. from the .com to the site)