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  • Resolved ildomandatore

    (@ildomandatore)


    I would like all visible links on my Old Free Game site to be removed. What should I do?
    I want to remove the links because the contents have changed and about twenty are 410 codes.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Alan Fuller

    (@alanfuller)

    If you are not too technical, the simplest way is to just edit all your pages manually.

    If you are technical you can use WP CLI search/replace with –regex
    https://developer.wordpress.org/cli/commands/search-replace/

    ( or there as some search replace pluginsthat support regex https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/search+replace/)

    But you will need to build a regex that only removed links that are NOT to your domain.

    It should go without saying, any automated change a full backup should be done first – ideally use a test copy and use dry run options available

    Thread Starter ildomandatore

    (@ildomandatore)

    it’s too technical. I was wondering if you can remove the visible links of my website on your forum, otherwise, I will have to deactivate it.

    I found two sites that copy the WordPress forum and my replies. it’s unlikely it’s you. What do I do? Disallow? Do I point out the links? How do I do without showing the links to others?

    Alan Fuller

    (@alanfuller)

    Ah I miss understood, You mean from wordpress.org forum links?
    You can’t.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    I was wondering if you can remove the visible links of my website on your forum, otherwise, I will have to deactivate it.

    I’m sorry, but that is only done in extreme cases. This is not an extreme case.

    https://wordpress.org/support/forum-user-guide/faq/#will-you-delete-my-post-once-the-problem-is-solved

    Search engine hits are never considered extreme. The post will not be edited or deleted.

    Thread Starter ildomandatore

    (@ildomandatore)

    Unfortunately it is an extreme case. There are sites that duplicate my discussions with links and create duplicate WordPress pages or spam pages with backlinks from the WordPress forum.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    No, it is not and extreme case under any circumstances. Your reply ignored this part.

    Search engine hits are never considered extreme. The post will not be edited or deleted.

    I am closing this topic as links will not be removed.

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