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Remove specific links

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Hi to all,
I am not very good with mysql so i need some help.
I am trying to remove some specific links from my wordpress blog. I have a lot of outgoing links to several domains and i want to remove just links to one of them. For example all links that lead to dontneedlink.com or start with dontneedlink.com/(some child page)

I already try

UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = REPLACE (
post_content,
'Item to replace here',
Replacement text here');

But this is not god for me because I have a lot of key words and there is a lot of combinations.

So I need some kind of query to recognize my links that include dontneedlink.com and to remove href text and leave keyword untouched.

<a href=”http:// dontneedlink.com”>Test</a> -> Test
<a href=”http:// dontneedlink.com”>Test Again</a> -> Test Again
<a href=”http:// dontneedlink.com/childpage”>Test Again 2</a> -> Test Again 2

Is this possible at all?
This would save me a lot of time instead to go from one to another post and remove manually.

Thanks in advance!

RE: Remove specific links


You will need a 'Procedure' that will do a 'lookahead' when '<a' is encountered, check the URI and on a match, find the '>' and the '</a>' then remove everything between '<a' and '>' along with the '</a>', it's not particularly a simple task and certainly cannot be done in a simple UPDATE TABLE query.

You might have more luck finding a WordPress plugin that will strip specific links down to anchor text or write a theme function that parses the content before displaying it.

Chris.

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