I have alot of old posts that are being pulled with the_content() context.

In the_content() there is links in the text, however none of them are hyperlinked it just shows like http://twitter.com/twitterrocks with it not linked. Is there a way to link all links in my the_content() and make them target="_blank" ?

Thanks in advance!


Running make_clickable on the_content will get you your links. So...


... in your functions.php should link your content. It will be simple but you should get hyperlinks.

I don't see a way to add the target="_blank" part. make_clickable is in wp-includes/formatting.php. You could use it as a pattern for a function that would add the target="_blank".

Or you could force a jquery script to change all the links' targets to blank. Here's the code for that -

<script src="jquery-1.5.2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$('a').attr("target", "_blank");
  • The jQuery option was suggested by kidakaka – s_ha_dum Nov 6 '12 at 4:19
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    except you don't want to include jQuery that way, you will break plugins that use it. Use WordPress's version via wp_enqueue_script and note that WordPress jQuery is in noConflict mode. – Milo Nov 6 '12 at 4:53
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    should be apply_filters instead of apply_filter, right? – Sebastian Hojas Nov 11 '13 at 16:14

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