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Last updated by saulB-3 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Waqar.


Hi there,

I have a custom field that stores a URL. The content in the field might be "hidden link."

When displayed on a webpage, it displays the same content for both the link target text and the href attribute value:

target text: hidden link
href attribute value: hidden link

What I would like to do is manipulate the link target text and strip out "hidden link" so only the domain appears:

target text: hidden link
href attribute value: hidden link

Is there a filter I can hook into to make this happen? Or should I write a custom shortcode? What's the best way to accomplish this?

Thank you!




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Hi Saul,

Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

There is no built-in filter available for this, so you can use a custom shortcode for creating a link in this format.

For example:

add_shortcode('get-filtered-url', 'get_filtered_url_func');
function get_filtered_url_func($atts) {

	$a = shortcode_atts( array(
		'field' => '',
	), $atts );

	$url_field_value = types_render_field($a['field'], array("output" => "raw"));

	if(!empty($url_field_value)) {
		$url_field_value_arr = explode('://', $url_field_value);
		$link_text_URL = rtrim($url_field_value_arr[1],"/");
		$content = '<a href="'.$url_field_value.'">'.$link_text_URL.'</a>';

		return $content;

The above code snippet can be included through either Toolset's custom code feature ( ref: ) or through the active theme's "functions.php" file.

After that, you'll be able to use this shortcode in your content like this:

[get-filtered-url field="book-url"]

You'll replace the "book-url" field slug with your website's URL custom field.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you need any further assistance around this.



My issue is resolved now. Thank you!