Automatically Convert URLs to Links - PHP

Published on Friday, 15th May in Development

You may have been stuck in a situation where you wanted to convert all URLs inside a block of text to clickable links, but to keep already constructed links intact.

Automatically Convert URLs to Links - PHP If you're not too familiar with regex, you might find yourself stuck with getting all URLs converted to clickable links inside a block of text, instead of just passing a single line of string to a function. This small function will do just that - convert all URLs to clickable links.

# make links out of urls
function autolink($string)
	$string = preg_replace('$(https?://[a-z0-9_./?=&-]+)(?![^<>]>)$i', ' $1 ', $string." ");
	return $string;

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