Add checkbox for nofollow attribute in internal linking box

  1. The Purple Store

    Thumbs up to this suggestion of making it a primary, non-plug-in feature.

    The plug-ins seem designed (primarily or exclusively?) to switch *all* links to follow or non-follow or to override a universal nofollow setting. It's possible that the one Hiranthi mentioned allows individual settings.

    Ipstenu, you raise a good question. There are a some internal pages that we might want to link to for customers to get to easily but that aren't ones we want the public to land on (e.g. our shopping cart page). We can set it that target page to noindex, though perhaps not everyone can or will do that. But we also might want to be clear to search engines to not consider the link to it and hopefully save the SEO link power of other links in our post.

    People also might want external links to be follow enabled but want to more easily screen out some. For example, if someone found an objectionable article somewhere and wanted to point their readers to it, they might not want search engines to increase the rank for it.

    So yes, WordPress, in the link popup we should have a nofollow checkbox option right there if possible, please.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  2. Fabio Santos

    Check this plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/rel-nofollow-checkbox/

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. c-m

    We shouldn't really need a plugin for this stuff though. This is something that should be as much part of the core as the content editor itself.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    c-m - Actually no. I mean, I see why you'd think that, but part of why WordPress works so well is that it's extendable to keep core smaller and allow you to add on what you want. Aiming for the majority, most people don't need to do this. A plugin is perfect for this.

    Posted: 3 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory