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    Linkify is a small yet comprehensive JavaScript plugin for finding URLs in plain-text and converting them to HTML links. It works with all valid URLs and email addresses.

    A build repository is maintained here.

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    • Accuracy
      Linkify uses a (close to) complete list of valid top-level domains to ensure that only valid URLs and email addresses are matched.
    • Speed
      Each string is analyzed exactly once to detect every kind of linkable entity
    • Extensibility
      Linkify is designed to be fast and lightweight, but comes with a powerful plugin API that lets you detect even more information like #hashtags and @mentions.
    • Small footprint
      Linkify and its jQuery interface clock in at approximately 15KB minified (5KB gzipped) - approximately 50% the size of Twitter Text
    • Modern implementation
      Linkify is written in ECMAScript6 and compiles to ES5 for modern JavaScript runtimes.
      • Linkify is compatible with all modern browsers, as well as Internet Explorer 8 and up.


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    Installation and Usage

    View full documentation.

    Download the latest release, or install via NPM

    npm install linkifyjs

    or Bower

    bower install linkifyjs

    Quick Start

    Add linkify and linkify-jquery to your HTML following jQuery:

    <script src=""></script>
    <script src="linkify.min.js"></script>
    <script src="linkify-jquery.min.js"></script>

    Note: A polyfill is required for Internet Explorer 8.

    Find all links and convert them to anchor tags

        target: "_blank"

    Find all links in the given string

    linkify.find('Any links to here? If not, contact');

    Returns the following array

        type: 'url',
        value: '',
        href: ''
        type: 'email',
        value: '',
        href: ''

    See all available options


    var linkify = require('linkifyjs');
    require('linkifyjs/plugins/hashtag')(linkify); // optional
    var linkifyHtml = require('linkifyjs/html');

    Example string usage

    linkifyHtml('The site is #awesome.', {
      defaultProtocol: 'https'

    Returns the following string

    'The site <a href=""></a> is <a href="#awesome">#awesome</a>.'


    <script src="r.js"></script>
    <script src="linkify.amd.js"></script>
    <script src="linkify-plugin-hashtag.amd.js"></script> <!-- optional -->
    <script src="linkify-element.amd.js"></script>
    require(['linkify'], function (linkify) {
      linkify.test(''); // true
      linkify.test('', 'email'); // false
    require(['linkify-element'], function (linkifyElement) {
      // Linkify the #sidebar element
      linkifyElement(document.getElementById('sidebar'), {
        className: 'my-link'
      // Linkify all paragraph tags

    Note that if you are using linkify-jquery.amd.js, a jquery module must be defined.

    Browser globals

    <script src="react.js"></script>
    <script src="react-dom.js"></script>
    <script src="linkify.js"></script>
    <script src="linkify-react.js"></script>
    linkify.test(''); // true
      <Linkify options={{ignoreTags: ['style']}}>
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    Internet Explorer

    Linkify natively supports Internet Explorer 9 and above. Internet Explorer 8 is supported with a polyfill.

    You can use either es5-shim (sham also required) or the provided linkify-polyfill.js:

    <script src="jquery.js"></script>
    <!--[if IE 8]>
    <script src="linkify-polyfill.js"></script>
    <script src="linkify.js"></script>
    <script src="linkify-jquery.js"></script>


    Download the latest release or clone the build repository.

    linkify (required)
    .min.js · .js · .amd.min.js · .amd.js

    Plugins (optional)

    Interfaces (recommended - include at least one)

    API Documentation

    View full documentation at


    The core linkify library (excluding plugins) attempts to find emails and URLs that match RFC specifications. However, it doesn't always get it right.

    Here are a few of the known issues.

    • Non-standard email local parts delimited by " (quote characters)
      • Emails with quotes in the localpart are detected correctly, unless the quotes contain certain characters like @.
    • Slash characters in email addresses
    • Non-latin domains or TLDs are not supported (support may be added via plugin in the future)


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    Linkify is built with Love™ and maintained by SoapBox Innovations.


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