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  • Plugin Author Scott Reilly

    (@coffee2code)

    WordPress & Plugin Developer

    @neotrope: Hi Chris,

    Glad to hear the plugin has been of use to you! But yeah, it has been long overdue for an update, though it hasn’t really had any issues in the meantime. Now that I’ve finally gotten it up to date, it’ll be less of an effort to maintain going forward.

    Now that you mention it, I just updated the Donate link on the plugin page to go directly to Paypal. But my site would get someone there eventually as well.

    Cheers!

    Hi, Scott
    just sent you some moola 🙂

    I haven’t checked all the updates on this yet, but a nice filter for our news site would be something to specify to ignore all URLs, “unless” preceeded by ://

    So, in a story writing about BigGiantPuppyPlanet.net use of the “brand” would not be linked, but
    Learn more at http://BigPuppyPlanet.net
    would be, along with rel=nofollow and target=_blank

    I think with existing version we ran into an issue where it looked a bit like “peppering” with a political site where they demand use of the .com on their brand vs “informal usage” (e.g., Amazon vs Amazon.com). So, the .com is *always* on every instance. Reads funny, too, but live link on every instance doesn’t help that.

    So, we ended up with stupid things like

    The company BigGiantPuppyPlanet.net (http://www.bigGiantPuppyPlanet.net) and both get linked, which looks dorky, but a bit overkill.

    Did that make sense?

    This new version may have option to “filter” that usage, but have just updated and yet to RTFM (only mentioning it now as wanted to again say thanks and let you know some moola sent to say it in tangible form!). 🙂

    Plugin Author Scott Reilly

    (@coffee2code)

    WordPress & Plugin Developer

    @neotrope: Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the donation! Much appreciated!

    I’ve slated your request for the next version of the plugin. Basically it’ll be a new setting that you can enable to prevent URLs without schemes (e.g. ‘http://’ or ‘https://’) from being auto-linked. It’ll be filterable as well.

    I’ll follow-up back here and resolve this thread once it has been implemented.

    Cheers!

    Hi, Scott
    that’s awesome, thanks.

    Amazing how time flies. I seem to recall using some of your “classic” plugins back when few knew what WordPress was — not it’s “a big thing” 🙂

    For a lot of things I’ve become of the crowd that prefers to put functions into a file vs using plugins, but then there are things like this where the plugin just makes life muuuuuuuch simpler.

    Another (ahem) nice option, would be to add facility to ALSO add the rel=nofollow on links which are already inserted such as an anchor link on a phrase, from a MS Word file dropped into the visual editor in WP — since you’re already doing some rewrites on the fly.

    Having to use separate plugin for that (‘WP External Links’ by Victor Laan). Seems like the two might conflict someplace in the “hey, let me rewrite that URL buddy!”).

    Basically we need to have *all* links in the news items be rel=nofollow; but of course, your plugin doesn’t intrude on existing links as generally no need to do so, but maybe that would be nice for some things like adding the rel=nofollow to “all links” at same time. Maybe too much.

    Anyway- just some food for thought, feedback on how it’s being used.

    Chris

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