Everytime I copy something, Wordpress will format the content like it was in that text. For example if I copy a link from Wikipedia, Wordpress will format that word to be bold, blue and with underline. This is tilting me so hard.

I have tried the following from Disable TinyMCE autoformatting and I didn't noticed anything

remove_filter( 'the_content', 'wpautop' );
remove_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'wpautop' );

I have also tried this plugin, it doesn't work and it generates errors https://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/ps-disable-auto-formatting

How to disable formating so that the copied link words will be only regular words? There is a button "remove formatting" but it doesn't do a thing in this case.

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    CTRL + Shift + V will paste without any kind of formatting, just like in a Word Document.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Commented Jan 20, 2016 at 17:15

1 Answer 1


Please use this code in your functions.php

function tinymce_paste_as_text( $init ) {
      $init['paste_as_text'] = true;
      return $init;

    add_filter('tiny_mce_before_init', 'tinymce_paste_as_text');

For details please follow link :

This will paste copied text in plain format

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