I also don't want every link I make to donate PageRank to another site, especially if I'm linking to a site I disagree with.
I'm using WordPress 2 and I read the post about editing "edit-link-form.php", but how would I make the default behavior for a link equal rel="nofollow"? Would I change the "none"? I suppose I could change one of the "none" links to "nofollow" (instead of "sweetheart" as shown above)?
Does anyone know of a plugin that makes all links "nofollow" by default? There are plenty of such plugins that apply ONLY to Comments: I want something that effects ALL links. That way if I have a friend posting to a shared blog, I don't need to worry about bleeding PageRank: I can pick and choose who to give PageRank mojo to on a case by case basis, with the default behavior or "nofollow".
I notice if I edit a Link in WordPress, "Geography" is "none" by default:
<input class="valinp" type="radio" name="geographical" value="" id="geographical" <?php xfn_check('geographical', '', 'radio'); ?> />
<?php _e('none') ?></label>
So, could I just change it to read as follows?
<?php _e('nofollow') ?></label>
I simply replaced 'none' with 'nofollow'. Is this the best way to achieve this? I guess I would want to change another option to be Follow, instead of NoFollow? As you can tell I am a PHP newbie: any advice would be much appreciated!