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Friday, January 21, 2005

rel = nofollow now standard in WordPress

Filed under: — Carthik @ 3:08 pm

Looks like Matt just added rel=nofollow to all the comment author URLs as well as the URLs in comments. So thus nofollow finds it’s way to the WordPress source code.
To be honest, I am sick of everyone talking about this nofollow thing. Move on, folks. This is the last I’ll talk about it (unless there is a neat plugin or two).


  1. Don’t want to throw a stone in the cogs, but it’s kind of a big deal…

    Comment by Michael — 1/21/2005 @ 4:49 pm

  2. Never said it wasn’t a big deal, Michael, or anything alluding to the importance of the move. I realize it is a major initiative and all that. Just that I am tired of related posts turning up in all of my feeds.

    Comment by Carthik — 1/21/2005 @ 4:52 pm

  3. My freind made a plugin here:

    Comment by Dan — 1/21/2005 @ 6:51 pm

  4. This is a nice interim step, but ultimately a system will need to be put in place that allows one to approve links and remove the nofollow attribute as needed. I don’t want the “penalty” applied to ALL links…

    Comment by Chris L — 1/21/2005 @ 9:45 pm

  5. nofollow – noLinks, noComments, noTrackbacks, noPageRank?
    Google, Yahoo & MSN erklären, sie kämpfen seit Mittwoch gemeinsam mit Six Apart und anderen Weblog-Herstellern gegen Kommentar-Spam. Endlich, super, mögen viele zuerst meinen! PR-Gag, Aktion gegen die Kommentar-Spamer oder einfach n…

    Trackback by einfach-persoenlich — 1/22/2005 @ 4:29 am

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