PHP Find URL in Text (String) and Make Link Example

By Hardik Savani June 26, 2020 Category : PHP

Today our leading topic is php find url in text and make link. This post will give you simple example of php find url in string and make link. if you want to see example of find url in string and mke link in php then you are a right place. this example will help you how to find url in text and display as link in php.

Here, i will give you very simple example, to find url from string and make anchor tag link using php. it will automatic create link even it's http, https, ftp and ftps url.

sometime we simply save data without any a tag and when we display that content in our page then we need to display as link in web page.

Let's see bellow simple examples here:



$myString = "Hi Rahul, This is a link: ";

$convertedString = convertURLs($myString);


function convertURLs($string)


$url = '/(http|https|ftp|ftps)\:\/\/[a-zA-Z0-9\-\.]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,3}(\/\S*)?/';

return preg_replace($url, '<a href="$0" target="_blank" title="$0">$0</a>', $string);




Hi Rahul, This is a

link: <a href="" target="_blank" title=""></a>

You can see bellow layout output:

I hope it can help you...

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