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  • Resolved trainingsadda



    I have a website, where users can register and submit articles.

    But they are creating spammy links in “WordPress-Biographical Info”.

    I want to disable or remove the hyperlinks in that section.

    Can you help me with this issue?

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  • add_filter('pre_user_description','wpse_whitelist_tags_in_bio');
    function wpse_whitelist_tags_in_bio($description){
        $bio_allowed_tags = array(
        $description = wp_kses($description,$bio_allowed_tags);
        return $description;

    this will allow only the HTML tags you want, notice I’m allowing <b> <i> and but nothing else. You’ll have to re-save all user profiles to retroactively remove all the other tags.

    Thread Starter trainingsadda


    Thanks for your code.

    Let me try this one also.

    I tried the below code it worked well in few themes.

    add_filter( ‘get_the_author_description’, ‘remove_html_link’ );
    function remove_html_link($link) {
    $end = preg_replace(‘#<a.*?>#i’, ”, $link);
    return $end;

    But on my website [], there are 2 functions that are calling for the author description.

    Anyway, I hired the WordPress developer, he solved it.

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