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URLs are automatically being made click-able

  1. Recently noticed that you no longer need to HREF (link) the URLs in the Editor. They are click-able by default when you paste them as is.

    Is it possible to disable this feature?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Why?

    What's the point of a dead URL?

  3. There are times when you don't want the active URL, otherwise, in general I agree that it is a useful and much-needed feature.

  4. To disable it you need to replace one of the characters with the corresponding HTML entity, for instance replace the colon with this (minus the spaces):
    & # 0 5 8 ;

  5. Do I replace the colon in the enclosed href link or the one outside of it? Could you please elaborate with an example? Thank you.

  6. Inside, after the http


  7. Please ignore the comment above. It worked. Thanks (there is no href in plain URL).

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