How To Automatically Close HTML Tags in the WYSIWYG Editor

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Want to automatically close HTML tags in the WYSIWYG Editor? This snippet will automatically close any missing tags when using the WYSIWYG editor.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function clean_bad_content($bPrint = false) {
    global $post;
    $szPostContent  = $post->post_content;
    $szRemoveFilter = array("~<p[^>]*>\s?</p>~", "~<a[^>]*>\s?</a>~", "~<font[^>]*>~", "~<\/font>~", "~style\=\"[^\"]*\"~", "~<span[^>]*>\s?</span>~");
    $szPostContent  = preg_replace($szRemoveFilter, '', $szPostContent);
    $szPostContent  = apply_filters('the_content', $szPostContent);
 if ($bPrint == false) return $szPostContent; 
    else echo $szPostContent;

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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