When I paste a URL into a TinyMCE editor using WYWIWYG it converts the text into a link.

So http://vimeo.com/18150336 would be come <a href="http://vimeo.com/18150336">http://vimeo.com/18150336</a>. I would like to keep the plain text. Is their a way to configure TinyMCE to keep the link as plain text.

I do not want to strip out tags as adding a hyperlinks should be an option on the toolbar. It should just not happen by default.

  • Also in drupal 7 i try this module TinyMCE and there is this problem, i try to modify the settings of WYSIWYG , and i set "Unlink" then when i write the links in the editor I unlinked the links but don't right. Jul 15, 2011 at 13:51

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This is the solution-- On drupal administration:

Administration » Configuration » Content authoring » Text formats

you must remove "Converts URL into links" and then all it's Right!!

  • That is Drupal 7. Also I don't think that will solve the issue. I can strip a tags out on the input filter on submit. That is fine. But I dont want to. I want to strip them out when you paste them in. Only in the WYSIWYG if you click th link button should something become a hyperlink. As I am allowing the link button I can not strip the tags out.
    – Keith
    Jul 15, 2011 at 14:26
  • If you want to write with the editor the text:vimeo.com/18150336 you must disable the option "Converts URL into links" and you will make it. Jul 15, 2011 at 14:39
  • The WYSIWYG still inserts is as a link. When I save it will be stripped out but that is not what I want. I don't want it to go in as a link.
    – Keith
    Jul 15, 2011 at 15:46
  • In Drupal 6, go to admin/settings/filters/list
  • Click "configure" for the type of input filter being used
  • Uncheck "URL filter", then Save Configuration

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