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WP Blank Referer


When activated, this plugin will automatically pass all outbound links on a WordPress blog through one of four different services used to hide the referer of traffic.

Supported Services



  1. Upload the wp-blank-referer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Choose your blanking/redirection service from the list under Settings -> WP Blank Referer (Defaults to


What is a referer?

Click here for Wikipedia’s description.

Why would I want to blank the referer?

Some people do it privacy. Some people do it to keep their

Will WP Blank Referer definitely blank the referer?

Nope. We can’t guarantee anything because clicks are forwarded through 3rd-party services. Some browsers are easier to blank than others, so make sure you test each service and choose your favorite.

Why are you spelling referrer incorrectly?

We’re going by the spelling the official HTTP spec uses, but it really annoys us to.

Contributors & Developers

“WP Blank Referer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • Added Spanish translation by Omi.
  • Tested on WordPress 2.8.6


  • Adjusted code for easy internationalization.


  • Added three new services (,, and
  • Added a Settings menu item and control panel page.


  • First version.