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Automatically Wrap Images in the_content with Custom HTML

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Do you want to automatically wrap images in the_content with custom HTML? Images always break content into paragraphs. However, you can easily wrap them with your content using the custom HTML.

Instructions:

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


function filter_images($content){
    return preg_replace('/<img (.*) \/>\s*/iU', '<span class="className"><b><img \1 /></b></span>', $content);
}
add_filter('the_content', 'filter_images');

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

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Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Slight issue, if you use a caption, the caption text ends up outside of the div. I would also use the figure element, thats what WP uses if an image has a caption. Help plz!

  2. great!

  3. I love you man! great script

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