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[resolved] Removing no-follow in 2.3.1? (13 posts)

  1. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I recently added a do follow plugin to my site and it worked just fine with 2.3, but today I've upgraded to 2.3.1 and absolutely NOTHING is working to keep a comment author's name linked to their URL. I've tried going in and editing the comment to include the URL, but it won't take. I've tried various other do-follow plugins, they don't help. I've deactivated and removed my other plugins. I've changed the code in my comment-template.php page, no go.

    Can anyone help, please?

  2. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So I've been surfing around and it seems like a popular complaint, wanting to remove the no-follow attribute. Unfortunately, none of the fixes I have found so far have helped me at all. I've tried every do-follow plugin I could find, I've been reading other support threads here and have tried going in fixing the code - as described in this thread - no fix for this in 2.3.1 apparently. I have deactivated and removed other plugins, I don't know what else to do, but I really want the no-follow turned off.

    What changed between 2.3 and 2.3.1 that could be affecting this?

  3. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't mean to be a pain, forgive me for bumping. I haven't found a solution to this yet.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't know of any working plugin... but if you remove this:
    rel='external nofollow' from line 48 in the wp-includes/comments-template.php - doesn't work?

  5. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, I've done that, it hasn't helped at all. :(

  6. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What's the best/safest way to downgrade to 2.3? Maybe that will fix the problem, for now.

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hmmm. I just tested it on a WP 2.3.1 install - there is no "do-follow" plugin or anything, just removed that code from the comments-template.php and it works...

  8. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've double-triple-quadruple checked that line of code on my own comments-template.php page, I've altered it as suggested. Grr.

  9. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Your "nofollow" doesn't come from that file! In that file it has only single quotes around it ['] and in your soruce code it has double quotes ["] - so it is inserted by something else.

  10. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ah...that's kind of why I wondered if there was something altered between 2.3 and 2.3.1 that was causing the trouble...thanks for popping in to have a look. :)

    Also - how is it that I can't view my own source code? Whenever I right click to "View Source" I get a box saying I don't have permissions...but apparently you can see it?

  11. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    1. I don't know what to say about the versions. As I said above: I did try this hack on a 2.3.1 and it worked!

    2. I could see the source code... although sometimes your site acts in a strange way: at my first attempt to post a comment it wanted me to download the post-comment file :)

  12. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Buh? Weird!

    Well, I've started using the comment luv plugin today, it links to a comment author's latest blog post in the comment they leave, so maybe that'll be a kind of "quick fix" for now.

  13. msadventures
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, I've upgraded to 2.3.2 today, and went into the comment-template.php and removed that bit of code, and the do-follow seems to be working once again. So, yay! Hope it stays that way, heheh. :D

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