Remove Image Links

Description

Right now, all over the internet there are people clicking on images on WordPress sites for no purpose. Why?

As a mouse cursor passes over an image, they see a hand cursor, indicating that the image is a link to something. On clicking, to their surprise, all they see is an image of the image… They then need to use the browser’s back button to return to the web page.

This is NOT a good user experience because it undermines the convention that clickable images are real links. There may also be negative implications for search engine optimization (SEO).

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Installation

  1. Download the latest zip file and extract the remove-image-links directory.
  2. Upload this directory inside your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate ‘Remove Image Links’ on the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Optionally, click ‘Settings’ under the plugin name to change its settings.

FAQ

Why does this happen?

This occurs because, by default, when an image is added to a post or a page from the media library, WordPress adds a link to an image itself if the writer forgets (or does not know about) the need to click the ‘No Link’ button at the time of insertion.

Reviews

Severe bug

It creates bug in my backoffice. When I publish a link from a new article to an old article, it creates comments moderation on the concerned article (while publishing the new article having the link).

Can it be made to selectively disable links on thumbnails?

Hi!

This plugin is halfway to brilliant. Halfway because:

(1) sometimes, I need the links.

http://wordpressera.com/

I’m using a full-size print-screen

    linked

to a smaller image in order to demo my WordPress themes. THAT link should not be disabled.

{2} on the other hand, even with your plugin activated, thumbnails (in WordPress galleries) are not disabled, but in my case, I

    want

them disabled, because I am using my galleries with the Postcards plugin to create an e-card service.

Postcards adds a link under THUMBNAILS from the gallery. But the darn thumbnails behave like regular images, with a hand appearing, and of course you will click, and you get an image of the image, taking you away from the e-card link below. And from the whole site.

http://wordpressera.com/theme-gallery-3/

However, I want my visitors focused on the link

    under

the thumbnail; and not on the hand on the thumbnail. They will see the larger image inside the window that pops up with the e-card form.

Question: Is there a way with your plugin to selectively “enable” links that are wanted; and selectively disable links that are not wanted — i.e., even though they are on thumbnails?

It would be handy if, in the Admin area to your plugin, there were checkboxes where I could:

(1) first, globally disable links; and then,

(2) second, in addition, let’s say add a gallery URL to an “exception” field in Admin, so that even though they are thumbnails in that gallery, they will be disabled; — or, if this can’t happen,

(3) instead of having the bigger image come up from a thumb, and shove the page out of sight …. could that linked image at least be made, by default, to pop up in a window in front of the page?

(4) last, would be handy of there could be some way to expressly “enable” a link — in particular links I

    manually

add in, as opposed to links that are auto-generated by the WordPress system?

Right now, your plugin disables all links including my manual links; but does not disable links on thumbs.

This is a brilliant plugin, BTW, I hope it can be taken to the next level.

Thank you!

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“Remove Image Links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.2.1

  • Pointless update for WordPress 4.4

1.2

  • Added requested text

1.1

  • Fixed Linkss typo

1.0

  • Cleaned up code and commenting.
  • Added options page and menu items.
  • Changed license to CC-BY 2.5.

0.2.1

  • Actually fixed closing link tag not being removed.

0.2

  • Fixed closing link tag not being removed.

0.1

  • First released version.
  • There may still be bugs, but I can’t find any.