I am creating a basic page having some text links as follows:


D8 automatically converts this text URL to links as follows




I don't want to convert the text URLs to links. I also checked the text filters but did not work for me. enter image description here How to prevent this conversion?

  • If this is the body od the node then a) the input filter for converting links is active or b) yo uare using wysiwyg(ckeditor) and it converts is on its own(or c) you are pasting it as link instead of text).
    – user21641
    Sep 16, 2017 at 9:56
  • @IvanJaros I'm passing URL as text not link.. Sep 16, 2017 at 10:17
  • When editing the node, do you have correct input filter selected? Also, isn't the content already saved? Meaning the link is already in the db? Try creating a new node or edit the soruce code directly(if you have ckeditor).
    – user21641
    Sep 16, 2017 at 11:18
  • Filters in text formats are used to format output. Cache needs to be cleared too after re-configuring text formats. I don't think the Cache context is invalidated when the text format changes...
    – mradcliffe
    Sep 16, 2017 at 12:54

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As far as I know this is not a problem if you a using CKeditor.

I tried to write some text URLs in both Basic HTML and Full HTML format. It worked fine, if you want to see how I did I have made a little video for you:


  • I have tried this on a fresh drupal 8 installation and it works fine ☺
    – user72672
    Sep 21, 2017 at 7:41
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    I need full HTML format.. Sep 21, 2017 at 9:40
  • Ok try to write the link text and then change the a tags to p tags in the source code and see if that works.
    – user72672
    Sep 21, 2017 at 10:00

I had the same problem in D7. Not sure if it's related. I am not exactly sure what fixed it but I did completely uninstall and them re-install filter_module. I also had to restart apache to clear out some caching there.

All my settings were like yours with convert URLS to links disabled. Did not matter what text format or WYSIWYG editor I used. I always cleared Drupal cache after making changes and used browser in incognito mode to make sure there was no caching.

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