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[resolved] Links in Fancier Author Box (11 posts)

  1. AUM329
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    Currently, there are two types of links available within the author box.

    1. Link with the Author's name
    2. Social media links (viz. Twitter, Facebook etc.) below the Author's Gravatar.

    I just wanted to check with you if these are dofollow or nofollow links?

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fancier-author-box/

  2. Slobodan Manic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    None of the links are nofollow.

  3. AUM329
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your response.

    Is there a way to make 'dofollow' links 'nofollow'?

    I would like to keep 'Link with the Author's name' as 'dofollow' but make all social media links 'nofollow'.

    Regards.

  4. Slobodan Manic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You'd have to edit the plugin yourself (the links are in /includes/ts-fab-construct-tabs.php), but every time plugin gets updated your changes would be lost.

  5. AUM329
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In that case, editing it would not be helpful.

    Maybe, you can provide an option in this regard (like a check box) in a future version - one for author's name link and another for social media links.

    Thanks.

  6. Dragan Nikolic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Speaking as an SEO, I think you should not concern yourself too much with follow and nofollow links.

    The presumption is that you trust people if you let them be authors on your blog.

  7. AUM329
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's indeed a good point. However, regarding the Author link - the issue is having it twice in the same post.

    First, at the beginning of the post (as name of the author). And then, at the end of the post in Fancier Author Box.

    I just felt having two dofollow Author links on the same page pointing to the same URL (and then, this pattern repeating itself on all the guest posts) may not be good.

    As for a nofollow for Social Media links, I have seen most of the well established sites following this practice. Hence the request.

    It will be good to know what you think as the best practice on both these issues.

    Thanks.

  8. Dragan Nikolic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see your point. It really isn't necessary to have two links to author archives.

    Regarding social media links, that's a fair point, too. We'll discuss the issue and may include the option in the next plugin update.

    Thanks for bringing this up and for persisting.

  9. AUM329
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Truly appreciate your response & thanks for considering the suggestion.

    Guess, if we can just have nofollow check boxes for both Author Link as well as Social Media Links in the plugin settings area, it will serve the purpose.

    Anyone, who wants to make these links nofollow can then simply check these boxes & save.

    Thanks again.

  10. Dragan Nikolic
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Will try to implement it for one of the next plugin updates.

    The plugin is free, so you can contribute, too.

    Cheers

  11. AUM329
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Would love to. Unfortunately, I am not a tech person. Look forward to the next update and truly appreciate your prompt responses.

    Thanks.

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