In WordPress 4.2, a fun little feature was quietly snuck into Core, I’m always delighted to see people’s reactions when they discover it.
“Thank you kind WordPress Devs for introducing the paste-a-link-on-highlighted-text feature. It’s already saved me half an hour this week!”
“I love being able to highlight text in @WordPress, paste a URL, and a link appearing. Thanks to @ellaiseulde for leading recent changes!”
But there’s still a problem – WordPress is only ~26% of the internet, how can you get the same feature on the other 74%? Well, that problem has now been rectified. Introducing, Linkify for Chrome:
Thank you to Davide for creating Linkify’s excellent icon!
Linkify is a Chrome extension to automatically turn a pasted URL into a link, just like you’re used to in WordPress. It also supports Trac and Markdown-style links, so you can paste links on your favourite bug trackers, too.
Speaking of bug trackers, if there are any other link formats you’d like to see, post a ticket over on the Linkify GitHub repo!
Oh, and speaking of Chrome extensions, you might be like me, and find the word “emojis” to be extraordinarily awkward. If so, I have another little extension, just for you.