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How to override rel=nofollow in a link
discussion on how to make a link follow when your site has rel=nofollow
SouthAmericaLiving



 
Msg#: 4378064 posted 5:56 am on Oct 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

All external links on my site are rel=nofollow, thanks to a Wordpress plug-in.

I need to make a few (out of thousands) links "follow".

How can I override the backend nofollow to a few links?

thank you!

 

lorax

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Msg#: 4378064 posted 7:42 pm on Oct 22, 2011 (gmt 0)

The answer depends upon several factors. Which plugin did you use and which theme are you using?

SouthAmericaLiving



 
Msg#: 4378064 posted 1:47 am on Oct 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am using a free theme - Hamasaki 1.6 - by Nurudin Jauhari.

Wordpress plugin is "External Nofollow" version 1.0 by Rilwis.

Can easily change to a new plugin (of course) if you can recommend one that can allow me to make a few links follow much appreciated!

lorax

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Msg#: 4378064 posted 12:31 pm on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

You may have better luck using this plugin: [wordpress.org...] as I believe you have a choice on a link by link basis. Otherwise you may need to hack the plugin you're using and add some form of code logic to decide which links get the nofollow and which don't.

SouthAmericaLiving



 
Msg#: 4378064 posted 4:57 pm on Oct 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

thanks much lorax... the hacking I can't do (years from that side of the Web work) but will get someone to do it if the other plugin doesn't work.

much appreciated, SAL

zabalex



 
Msg#: 4378064 posted 12:08 am on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

if you have a bit of knowledge of logical if else then you can make your chosen links without nofollow. Look into the code of your plugin for the word re="nofollow" you can find the code that is making all the outbound link nofollow.

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