How to make text URLs automatically clickable?

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  • #626502

    cloudlegal
    Member

    Is there a way to enable this http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/make_clickable in a wordpress.com blog please so that all text URLs entered or pasted are automatically made into clickable hyperlinks?

    Many thanks.

    #626617

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Not exactly, but using the visual editor is not difficult:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/

    #626639

    cloudlegal
    Member

    Many thanks for your reply, it’s just that it’s a bit tedious to have to do that manually for every single link, especially when you are posting lots of links.

    My workaround has been to use Windows Live Writer as that automatically converts pasted urls to clickable links, but I was hoping that there was a way to do that when logged in to WordPress.com in the browser, eg maybe some theme has that function enabled?

    When you say “not exactly”, is there in fact a way? Even if it’s not straightforward, I’d be very grateful to know what it is. Cheers.

    #626655

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Sorry, I thought of a couple of things which didn’t work: maybe another volunteer can help.

    I was thinking along the lines of this thread:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/turn-allowed-wpcom-forum-html-markup-into-quick-tag-buttons?replies=25
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/104072
    (for GreaseMonkey)
    but my understanding of how to make it work is too limited.

    An off-line editor is a good idea.

    #626771

    cloudlegal
    Member

    Hi, it was really that the functionality is I know available in WordPress – see http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/make_clickable – and if I was using it self-hosted I could just turn it on, but I don’t know how to enable it in WordPress.com – is that possible please?

    Is there a setting I’ve missed seeing, or is there a theme that can do it? Thanks.

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