jQuery Plugin To Transform URLs In Text Into Links - linkify

jQuery Plugin To Transform URLs In Text Into Links - linkify
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linkify is a JavaScript library which can be used to automatically transform valid URLs and email addresses in text into clickable links.

Supports node.js, browser, jQuery, Vanilla JavaScript, React.js, metions, hashtag, ticket, and much more.

See also:

Install & Download:

# Yarn
$ yarn add linkifyjs

$ npm install linkifyjs --save

Basic Usage:

1. Include jQuery library and the jQuery linkify plugin in the page.

<script src="jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="linkify.min.js"></script>
<script src="linkify-jquery.min.js"></script>

2. To use plugins, include the plugin's JavaScript in the document. All possible plugins:

  • hashtag: supports #hashtag
  • mention: supports @mention
  • ticket: supports Github-style tickets/issues
<script src="linkify-plugin-hashtag.amd.min.js"></script>
<script src="linkify-plugin-mention.amd.js"></script>
<script src="linkify-plugin-ticket.amd.js"></script>

3. Include a polyfill for legacy browsers.

<script src="linkify-polyfill.min.js"></script>

4. A Linkified object contains a DOM node (or just plain text) whose inner text is replaced by HTML containing <a> links to URLs discovered in that text.

<p>My website is https://www.jqueryscript.net</p>
<p>My email address is [email protected]</p>

5. Call the plugin and done.


6. All default plugin settings.


  // additional attributes for the links
  attributes: null,

  // default CSS class
  className: 'linkified',

  // default protocol
  defaultProtocol: 'http',

  /* event listeners
    click: function (e) {
      alert('Link clicked!');
  events: null,

  // format the text
  format: function (value, type) {
    return value;

  // format the href
  formatHref: function (href, type) {
    return href;

  // ignore specified HTML tags
  ignoreTags: [],

  // if true, \n line breaks will automatically be converted to <br> tags.
  nl2br: false,

  // the tag that should be used to wrap each URL. This is useful for cases where a tags might be innapropriate, or might syntax problems
  tagName: 'a',

  // target attribute for each linkified tag.
  target: {
    url: '_blank'

  // custom validation rules here
  validate: true


7. Find all links in the given string.

linkify.find('any string here');


v2.1.9 (2021-03-11)

  • Move optional dependencies to peerdependencies
  • Fix npm install displays vulnerabilities
  • Fix typo

v2.1.8 (2019-01-30)

  • Allow mentions with inner @ sign for federated mentions
  • Drop official support for Internet Explorer 8 and Node.js 6 (still supported unofficially but may break in future releases)
  • Update dev dependencies

v2.1.7 (2018-03-06)

  • update

v1.1.7 (2014-08-06)

  • update

v1.1.6 (2014-05-15)

  • update

v1.1.5 (2014-05-14)

  • update

v1.1.4 (2014-04-10)

  • Added option for detecting ports

v1.1.3 (2014-01-19)

  • update to the latest version.

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by SoapBox. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.