Convert URLs to Hyperlinks

Paste text with URLs in it into the Source box. Press the button. The text in the "Converted text" box should have all your original text, but with the URLs turned into clickable hyperlinks.

For example, if your source contained the text "", after running it through the converter, it should contain the proper HTML markup so that it is clickable like this: Or, if you fill in the little box to replace URLs with a string, whatever you put in the box will replace the URLs and will be linked. For example, if you enter the word "links," the URLs will be replaced with link

(This page uses a Javascript regex function by Sam Hesler at StackOverlow. Thanks!)

David Weinberger (
January 15, 2010
Edited Feb. 12, 2010


Replace URLs with this string (leave blank to use the URL as the linked text):

Converted text: