re.place re.place is a module wich acts as a content filter. It searches for pre-defined regular expressions and replaces matches with pre-defined replacements. ive use this plugin to mass deactivate URL Linked text inside posts You can try re.place plugin: Code: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/replace/ As a wild guess: Search for: <a [^>]*>([^<]*)<\/a> Replace with: any Explanation: Search for "<a" followed by any number of any letters but ">", followed by ">", followed by any number of any letters but "<", followed by "</a>". And remember parenthesed sequence of letters. And replace matched string with remembered sequence.