Convert Plain Text URL Into Hyperlink - jQuery Feedify

Convert Plain Text URL Into Hyperlink - jQuery Feedify
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Feedify is a tiny and fast Text To Link converter that automatically transforms plain text URLs into hyperlinks. Supports regular links (http, https, ftp, etc.), Twitter @username, Twitter #hashtags, and email addresses.

In addition, the plugin also has the ability to encode and escape unsafe characters (like <, >, ", ', &, etc.) to prevent XSS attacks.

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How to use it:

1. Download and load the jQuery.feedify.js after jQuery.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jQuery.feedify.js"></script>

2. Initialize the Feediy on the target text.

<!-- Output -->
Hi my twitter account is <a href="!/jqueryscript">@jqueryscript</a>. 

I wrote <a href="!/search?q=%23jQuery">#jQuery</a> articles on <a href=""></a>

Contact me at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>

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3. Add your own text pattern using regex.

lt : {
  regex : /(<)/g,
  template : '&lt;'
gt : {
  regex : /(>)/g,
  template : '&gt;'
dq : {
  regex : /(")/g,
  template : '&quot;'
sq : {
  regex : /(')/g,
  template : '&#x27;'
link : {
  regex : /(\b(https?|ftp|file):\/\/[-A-Z0-9+&@#\/%?=~_|!:,.;]*[-A-Z0-9+&@#\/%=~_|])/ig,
  template : "<a href=\"$1\">$1</a>"
user : {
  regex : /((?:^|[^a-zA-Z0-9_!#$%&*@@]|RT:?))([@@])([a-zA-Z0-9_]{1,20})(\/[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9_-]{0,24})?/g,
  template : '$1<a href="!/$3$4">@$3$4</a>'
hash : {
  regex : /(^|\s)#(\w+)/g,
  template : '$1<a href="!/search?q=%23$2">#$2</a>'
email : {
  regex : /([a-zA-Z0-9._-][email protected][a-zA-Z0-9._-]+\.[a-zA-Z0-9._-]+)/gi,
  template : '<a href=\"mailto:$1\">$1</a>'

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