Unlike to social media sites, when a URL is added inside WordPress post content it shows up as plan text and hence even for addresses starting up with www or http, one has to manually add the link tag either from the visual editor or from HTML text editor.
In this article we will be showing you how you can automatically turn the URLs written as plain text into clickable links in your WordPress site.
Make Clickable WordPress is an easy way to do so. It is a free WordPress plugin which upon activation converts the plain text URI to HTML links.
It works for web addresses starting with http, https, www, FTP and also for email addresses without mailto link tag.
What all you have to do is install and activate the plugin and that’s it. It automatically makes the changes.
Deactivating the plugin, reverts back to default WordPress functionality.