Plugin Reviews

External Links

The external links plugin for WordPress lets you process outgoing links differently from internal links.

23 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
This is an essential plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

The "sem-external-links" plugin is a plugin that should be part of WordPress by default, in my opinion. The plugin is also helpful on my website ( http://dcjtech.info/ ).

When using this plugin, keep in mind that valid URL characters include
A-Z a-z 0-9 - . _ ~ : / ? # [ ] @ ! $ & ' ( ) * + , ; =

Awesome Plusin
By , for WP 4.3.1

This is the best Plugin i have ever seen. keep it up.

Great Plugin...
By , for WP 4.2.2


Im not a big fan of bashing plugins and I have seen many users have success with this plugin. My issue is not related to the plugin, but the combination of Pantheon and this plugin being used on the same install. It causes a conflict with my php sessions. External Links has over 40,000 active installs and you can trust that it will work in most cases. I consider my conflicts to be attributed to the combination of using a session manager by Pantheon. I like the Pantheon and I will use this plugin on my other sites.


Stacey "PUSH" Wilson

Simple but essential
By , for WP 4.3

Why external links aren't treated this way by default beats me.

Best Plugin
By , for WP 4.3

Best Plugin

Excelente plugin !
By , for WP 4.1

Excelente plugin, es algo imprescindible

Couldn't make it work
By , for WP 4.1

This plug-in wouldn't work for me... Adds rel="nofollow" to links even when I've added rel="follow" (per instructions).

I tried for a while and gave up... Will have to find another one!

cool extension
By , for WP 4.1

with very useful options, feel easy to deal with urls. Thanks.

Works as decribed
By , for WP 4.1

I am using Buddypress and this solves the need to open links in the Buddypress wall in a new window

By , for WP 4.1

worked as soon as I went to settings and set all links to open in a new tab.

It is so perfect! Saved me hours of going thru links!!!!

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