Regular Expression for URLs using ereg_replace

Ever needed a Regular Expression to parse URLs in a body of text. The beauty with this expression is its flexibility, it will handle a http or https url with or without www and it’s fine with tinyurls.


// $message contains a body of text with non html URLs
$text = ereg_replace("[[:alpha:]]+://[^<>[:space:]]+[[:alnum:]/]", "<a href="\0">\0</a>", $message);

$subject will be the body of text containing flat text urls. $text will now contain our information.


// Output New formatted content with links.
echo $text;

Now our content is parsed with URLs.

Done!

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