No going nofollow
In an attempt to “put my money where my mouth is”, as it were, since I was crabbing away about not wanting to post on blogs sporting nofollow, I just attempted to remove nofollow from this blog. A search of the files showed that it was located in the wp-includes/functions-formatting.php file. I removed the references to nofollow, uploaded the file, viewed one of my pages, and what did I see?
Hmmm. I conducted several more searches of the entire folder containing WordPress. No references to nofollow at all. Hmmm. Checked to see if it was a cache problem, either with my browser(s) or on the server. Nope. Hmmm. I’m hoping that I’m just tired, and that somehow I’ve just missed something.
How to remove nofollow from WordPress
However, not wanting to install yet another plugin, I did find a little code over at Dean Edwards’ blog that works perfectly. Just:
- copy it into the my-hacks.php file (make one if you don’t have it),
- put it in the root folder where WordPress is located,
- tick the "Use legacy my-hacks.php file support" box in the WordPress control panel (Options =>Miscellaneous), and
- nofollow is gone
Thing is, I moderate this blog and, aside from anything else, I appreciate those who read my techie/artist ramblings and post here — and, thanks, but I don’t care to denigrate their links. I think it’s just plain rude.
So … has anyone else tried to remove nofollow from 2.0.5 and failed? What’s up with that?
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