Remove p Tag From Around Images in the_content

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Do you want to remove the paragraph tags from around the images? By default, when you insert images in your content, it’ll create a paragraph tag around the image.


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

function filter_ptags_on_images($content){
    return preg_replace('/<p>\s*(<a .*>)?\s*(<img .* \/>)\s*(<\/a>)?\s*<\/p>/iU', '\1\2\3', $content);
add_filter('the_content', 'filter_ptags_on_images');

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Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Good

  2. Better solution and faster (already included in WordPress).

    By default, WordPress adds paragraph “ tags to category descriptions. Stop this by adding the following to your **functions.php** file

    // Remove p tags from category description

    **Simple and easy (codeless).**

    Thank you

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  4. This is brilliant – thank you very much for posting!

    1. No problem anytime j.h.

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