A simple WordPress plugin that automatically adds HTML anchor tags to plain text links and email addresses embedded in the content of posts and pages (WordPress already does this by default for comments). It also gives you the option to set the rel=”nofollow” and target attributes on all automatically generated hyperlinks.
- Upload the folder
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- (Optional) Navigate to “Settings -> Automatic Links” and set your options.
This plugin has been a wonderful timesaver which I’ve used on many sites. However, it hasn’t been updated for six years and seems to have come to its lifetime’s end: in WordPress 4.4, it causes some picture captions to be replaced with code. It would be great if the developer tweaked it!
Contributors & Developers
“Automatic Links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Added option to set the link target attribute.
- Initial version. Uses make_clickable function from bbPress 0.9.