External Links Plugin For WordPress

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

Before:

External Link

After:

External Link

Under Settings / External Links, you can configure the plugin to:

  1. Process all outgoing links, rather than only those within your entries' content.
  2. Add an external link icon to outgoing links. You can use a class="no_icon" attribute on links to override this.
  3. Open outgoing links in new windows. Note that this can damage your visitor's trust towards your site in that they can think your site used a pop-under.
  4. Add rel=nofollow to the links. You can use a rel="nofollow" attribute on links to override this.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Change Log

Version 5.2.1

  • Checks for new sem_dofollow class to determine if Do Follow plugin is active
  • WP 3.8 compat

Version 5.2

  • Further updates to the link attribute parsing code
  • Fixed bug where external link was not processed if it was preceded by an empty text anchor link.

Version 5.1

  • Take two! With issues now with breaking google adsense code reverted back to 4.2 parsing code but added more advanced dom attribute parsing code to handle various link configurations.

Version 5.0

  • Completely replaced the mechanism for parsing links to resolve the various errors that have been occurring with different external services' link attributes
  • Tested with WP 3.7

Version 4.2

Version 4.1

  • WP 3.5 compat

Version 4.0.6

  • WP 3.0.1 compat

Version 4.0.5

  • WP 3.0 compat

Version 4.0.4

  • Force a higher pcre.backtrack_limit and pcre.recursion_limit to avoid blank screens on large posts

Version 4.0.3

  • Improve case-insensitive handling of domains
  • Improve image handling
  • Switch back to using a target attribute: work around double windows getting opened in Vista/IE7
  • Disable entirely in feeds

Version 4.0.2

  • Don't enforce new window pref in feeds

Version 4.0.1

  • Ignore case when comparing domains

Version 4.0

  • Allow to force a follow when the nofollow option is toggled
  • Enhance escape/unescape methods
  • Localization
  • Code enhancements and optimizations