homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / WordPress
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: lorax & rogerd

WordPress Forum

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

 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!



 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?


 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!


 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.


 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


 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.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / WordPress
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved