Replace URLs with links - PHP


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A really handy snippet that will replace textual URLs with HTML links.

Also works for email addresses.


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  1. function replace_links( $text )
  2. {
  3. $text = preg_replace('#(script|about|applet|activex|chrome):#is', "\\1:", $text);
  4.  
  5. $ret = ' ' . $text;
  6.  
  7. // Replace Links with http://
  8. $ret = preg_replace("#(^|[\n ])([\w]+?://[\w\#$%&~/.\-;:=,[email protected]\[\]+]*)#is", "\\1<a href=\"\\2\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow\">\\2</a>", $ret);
  9.  
  10. // Replace Links without http://
  11. $ret = preg_replace("#(^|[\n ])((www|ftp)\.[\w\#$%&~/.\-;:=,[email protected]\[\]+]*)#is", "\\1<a href=\"http://\\2\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow\">\\2</a>", $ret);
  12.  
  13. // Replace Email Addresses
  14. $ret = preg_replace("#(^|[\n ])([a-z0-9&\-_.]+?)@([\w\-]+\.([\w\-\.]+\.)*[\w]+)#i", "\\1<a href=\"mailto:\\[email protected]\\3\">\\[email protected]\\3</a>", $ret);
  15. $ret = substr($ret, 1);
  16.  
  17. return $ret;
  18. }

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