This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Naked URLs to live links


Naked URLs to live links Plugin contains:

  • The plugin’s fuctionality is enabled by adding a filter to the content
  • The plugin does damage if the post(page) content has embeded code or Javascript
  • For this reason, the plugin checks for two words – ‘iframe’ and ‘text/javascript’. If the post contains any of them, the plugin functionality won’t be applied to this post(page).
  • Supported characters in the URL addresses: */.?_^%$*#!~+-
  • The comments in the plugin contains detailed explanation how the code works. That makes adding additional functionality easy for the webmasters.

Known issues:

  • If any of the naked URL address is a link to a video, this will disable the plugin for this post(page).
    Examples: Ted videos, YouTube, Vimeo clips
  • If you have embedded code for YouTube & Vimeo clips(via iframe or via a media embedding WordPress plugin), that won’t affect Naked URLs to live links plugin.


  • The plugin turns list of naked URL addresses into list with live links


  1. Upload onto your local computer.
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard and select Plugins >> Add New.
  3. Click on the Upload option at the top and select the file you just downloaded.
  4. Click on Install.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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Contributors & Developers

“Naked URLs to live links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.