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I have a rich text (redactor field) that I'm using striptags on to remove the html markup from the front end. However I noticed for links it whips out the link and the text in between. Is this something I can fix with a regular expression? Can you even do that with a twig filter? If so does anyone have an example?

Here is my code:

{% set articleText = myFirstMatrixBlockWithType.blogArticleText %}
{% if articleText | length > 200 %}
    {% set articleTextTrim = articleText | slice(0, 200) ~ '...' %}
    {{ articleTextTrim | striptags }}
{% else %}
    {{ articleText | striptags }} 
{% endif %}
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Actually, excluding certain tags from being removed is built into the striptags filter.

You can use it like this:

{{ articleTextTrim | striptags('<a>') }}
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  • but then it outputs as html like <a href="www.example.com">link to something</a> I was hope to keep the "link to something" text but remove the html markup. – Danielle Frappier May 15 '18 at 15:46
  • A raw filer should stop escaping the link. {{ articleTextTrim | striptags('<a>') | raw }} – Willhaus Jul 10 '19 at 21:22

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