In my content there are external links for example: http://www.externalwebsite.com, and if I add them into my content with http;//, then when I click on the link, I can land on the external website.
But whenever I add a link without http://www part, only externalwebsite.com, then I am landing on http;//www.mywebsite.com/externalwebsite.com/, which causes the user to land on a 404 page.
Because of this problem, I am receiving error reports on google webmastertools and therefore my websites rank decreased.
How can I configure it so, so that if a link does not have any http:// at the beginning can still go to the externalwebsite?
The links are like this in my posts:
<a href="/externaldomainhere.com/">click here</a>
And same appears here, on wordpress.org, too. Check it here: click here
But lands on after click: http://mydomain.com/externaldomainhere.com/
Thanks for your help!