WordPress Nofollow Remover Plugin
Thanks to Nick, I note that Dean Edwards has come up with a nofollow remover plugin for WordPress. I'd simply found the nofollow code and removed it, but that's likely too complex for many WordPress users.
I have to note, when the WordPress developers announced that nofollow was being included in WordPress, the arguments that erupted in the WP forums over the presumed efficacy of nofollow. Many assumed that this would be the anti-spam godsend they'd hoped for; that, andor wanted to lend their support to the developers' efforts. My thoughts to the contrary (posted here in WordPress and the Google Link Attribute) were much challenged by many, and in particular in a most threatening tone by a poster who wouldn't identify him/herself in the forums. I assumed that history would bear this out — that the existence of nofollow wouldn't stop the spam attempts (but that it *would* lessen the linking effects — PageRank, etc. — of those WP blogs implementing it).
So, we've had some time with nofollow now. Did the spam attempts stop cold? No, much less due to nofollow. As I said then (hotly countered by many): cripple your own blogs at your own risk.
Added: manually removing nofollow:
A quick search of the WordPress files shows that nofollow is mentioned in the following files:
Copy your WordPress files
Edit the above (you'll probably just have to take out the rel='nofollow')
Upload, and see if your blog still works.
If it does, you're gold.
If you get a white page, you have an owie somewhere. Re-edit and upload.
UPDATE: The above does not work in WordPress 2.0.x; for those versions, there's a plugin.
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