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PHP convert URL into a link

A small code snippet used to convert URLs into HTML live links with PHP.  Useful for when creating a user comments post box.

$str = ereg_replace("[[:alpha:]]+://[^<>[:space:]]+[[:alnum:]/]","<a href="\0">\0</a>", $str);

If your using this for a comments section or forum you may want to add the rel=nofollow attribute so the google bot will ignore the link.

$str = ereg_replace("[[:alpha:]]+://[^<>[:space:]]+[[:alnum:]/]","<a href="\0" rel="nofollow">\0</a>", $str);


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Posted 15 Feb 2012


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