A while back, I wrote about this amazing WordPress function that auto-links content in custom fields.
Up until today, I never had a reason to use it on regular, old WordPress content (i.e. the_content).
It turns out that you need to filter the_content function rather than wrap it in the make_clickable() function like we did with custom fields.
So, the solution is to add the following to your theme’s functions.php file:
// Make hyperlinks clickable even if the user doesn't add the html markup add_filter( 'the_content', 'make_clickable', 12 );
We use the priority of “12” so that it runs after shortcodes and other formatting stuff that naturally happens on the_content.
Pretty cool, eh?
Thanks to BetterWP.net for this solution.