When accessing Hyperlink Manager from a Rich Text field, the default value of the "URL" field displayed on the modal is "http://". The code responsible for setting this value is hard-coded inside of "Telerik.Web.UI.dll" file. Would you know if it is possible to change that default value and how to achieve that?

Sitecore 9.0.2 (rev. 180604)

Telerik.Web.UI.dll line 428060

if(currentLink.name&&currentLink.name.trim()!="") // "anchor"

        var href="http://"; //"link"

        if(currentLink.getAttribute("href")) {



Hyperlink Manager


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    Can you add a screenshot and version details? Commented Jul 5, 2019 at 23:37
  • @MichaelWest thanks for asking that. Thoughts? Commented Jul 6, 2019 at 14:52

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Assuming you want to ensure that all links inside rich text fields are https:// you could do the following:

public class EnsureHttpsInRichtextContent
    public void Process(SaveRichTextContentArgs args)
        Regex regex = new Regex("http://", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
        args.Content = regex.Replace(args.Content, "https://");

Add this to your configuration:

    <processor type="MyAssembly.EnsureHttpsInRichtextContent, MyAssembly" />

If you want to limit this to external links, have a look how to determine external links in this method:

 Sitecore.Shell.Controls.RichTextEditor.Pipelines.SaveRichTextContent.ProtectExternalLink, Sitecore.Client 
  • Thanks Mark. That worked. I know the next question does not belong to the original one, but when I add an External Link via Experience Editor ("Insert External Link" modal) the same pipeline is not called. I am trying to get the same behavior there. Any ideas? Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 13:43
  • @LeonardoFaggiani create a new post for that question.
    – Richard Seal
    Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 13:47
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    What if your content editor wanted to link to a site that doesn't have https tho?
    – Richard Seal
    Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 13:49
  • Richard, good question. Replacing with "//" instead of "https://" should work for both cases. Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 13:53
  • I have added a line of code in \sitecore\shell\Applications\Page Modes\ChromeTypes\FieldChromeType.js and got the same behavior on EE. externalLinkInserted: function(url) { url = url.replace("http:\/\/", "\/\/") if (this.isWatermark()) { this.chrome.element.update(""); } Commented Jul 8, 2019 at 14:05

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