iCal import: Hot hyperlinks in description

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    Is there a way to get hyperlinks that are written in event descriptions to display hot?

    In the description fields of iCal events that I am importing into EO using the iCal URL feed, I have written links to different sites associated with the event (let’s say a description included a link to https://www.sxsw.com/, for example). When the iCal file is parsed and displayed in my event list, the text for the hyperlink stays, but the link is no longer hot.

    I am guessing that the solution would be in the iCal parser PHP file, but wanted to check with you to see what that line of code would be to restore the hyperlink.

    Much appreciated :)

    Chad Green

    Hi Chad,

    Do you have a link to the feed you are importing?

    Stephen Harris

    Yes: Feed

    Chad Green

    Hi Chad,

    That feed doesn’t contain any links, only URLs. You could make those URLs clickable with the code below, but as for any links with non-URL text, I’m afraid the links are just not in the feed.

     * Convert an URLs in $value to hyperlinks.
    function linkify($value)
        $links = array();
        // Extract existing links and tags
        $value = preg_replace_callback('~(.*?|<.*?>)~i', function ($match) use (&$links) { 
            return '<' . array_push($links, $match[1]) . '>'; 
        }, $value);
        $value = preg_replace_callback(
            function ($match) use (&$links) { 
                $protocol = $match[1] ? $match[1] : 'http';
                $link = $match[2] ?: $match[3]; 
                return '<' . array_push($links, "$protocol://$link") . '>'; 
        // Insert all link
        return preg_replace_callback('/<(\d+)>/', function ($match) use (&$links) { 
            return $links[$match[1] - 1]; 
        }, $value);
    add_action( 'eventorganiser_ical_property_description', function($content, $modifiers, $ical_parser ){
        $ical_parser->current_event['post_content'] = linkify( $content );
    }, 10, 3 );
    Stephen Harris

    Thanks Stephen,

    You know, this code will solve my problem. I had not described my problem correctly. I was looking to make URLs in the description clickable. My mistake, but you picked up on it!

    Much appreciated.

    Chad Green

    Where should this code live? I tried inserting it into a couple of different “functions” files one at a time, but had not seen the results after I had refreshed the feed.

    Chad Green

    Preferably in your own custom plugin but your theme’s functions.php should do.

    Stephen Harris
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