External Links

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


External Link


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 and text widgets.
  2. Add an external link icon to outgoing links. You can use a class=”no_icon” attribute on links to override this.
  3. Add rel=nofollow to the links. (Note: You can use a rel=”follow” attribute on links to override this.)
  4. 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.
  5. Follow comment links (supersedes the nofollow setting in the comment area).
  6. Turn on “autolinks” functionality.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I make some links still be followed?

A: The plugin supports a non-started rel=”follow” attribute on links to override this. If it detects rel=”follow” it will not add the “nofollow” attribute to that link.


The Semiologic forum is the best place to report issues. Please note, however, that while community members and I do our best to answer all queries, we’re assisting you on a voluntary basis.

If you require more dedicated assistance, consider using Semiologic Pro.

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