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rel="nofollow" on presentation only (4 posts)

  1. agharbeia
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm thinking now that maybe the much debated rel="nofollow" should be added only by a filter on read-time, and not written to the database. This way it should be possible to switch on and off by a single switch.

    Of course it could be implemented as a plug-in, but since the core has already taken a step towards this controversial issue, then maybe it should do it in the least impact way.

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 7 years ago #

    "I'm thinking now that maybe the much debated rel="nofollow" should be added only by a filter on read-time, and not written to the database."

    Ok...but, *what* links are we talking about here?

    Links within comments (both a commenter's url and any in a comment's contents) are handled dynamically, not written to the database. And there are already several plugins available to manage this. A few are listed here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Comments

    If it's about links in a post's content, WordPress doesn't have a hand in that. I have put together a plugin for adding rel="nofollow" dynamically, and it's possible there are others, as well.

  3. agharbeia
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    (both a commenter's url and any in a comment's contents) are handled dynamically, not written to the database.

    hmm…this is strange! My comments table is full of rel="nofollow" that were inserted by WordPress, while I have not installed any plugins pertaining to this.

    Also my understanding is that prior to 2.04 there was an issue that caused repeated rel="nofollow" to be inserted in comments after they are edited.

    Am I missing something?

  4. agharbeia
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm still interested in this issue, and I wonder if anyone has insights into it.

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