Automatic hotlinking?


In other Markdown templates I’ve worked with, URLs were automatically hotlinked. Is that an option for Jekyll or am I just confused? (Both could be true of course. :wink:


By auto linking in Markdown do you mean?


Which converts to <a href=“”></a>


What I meant is that without ANY markup at all, it would detect a link and auto hot link it. I believe Hugo did that. Maybe it isn’t as standard as I thought. I’ll try the syntax you suggested - that would save some time versus [url](url).


Would be up to whatever Markdown processor you use to do that since that’s what Jekyll relies on to generate the final HTML files.

Don’t think Kramdown does it without < > but maybe others do.


@mmistakes Is correct, kramdown does not support automatically detecting URLs and converting them into links.