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Add nofollow option for links #13542

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reneedobbs opened this issue Jan 28, 2019 · 8 comments · May be fixed by #16609

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@reneedobbs
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commented Jan 28, 2019

On behalf of the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who make money with their website with affiliate programs and sponsored content:

Please, please, pretty please, make it easy for us to add the nofollow rel attribute to a link.

I honestly don't know why it isn't a part of WordPress core. Every WordPress commercial I see lately is about having your business on WordPress, yet WP is making it difficult for business owners to be compliant with Google's guidelines on paid/affiliate links. We shouldn't have to add yet another plugin to handle something so basic and widely used.

Just have a checkbox or similar (like open to new window) to add the nofollow rel attribute for a link.

Thank you for your consideration.

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commented Jan 28, 2019

Related PR Link settings extensibility#13190

@abernitz

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commented Mar 3, 2019

I also would like to request this feature. It is ok for me to add the attribute in html-view but for my clients this is a no-go.

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commented Aug 20, 2019

I also vote for this feature. I'm perfectly capable of editing HTML, but it is a time sink that can easily be resolved -- just add a little toggle switch just like the "open in new window" toggle.

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commented Aug 20, 2019

Echoing the above. This is a basic feature that should be quite simple to add, and site owners shouldn't have to rely on plugins that will eventually break. This is a feature that should be baked into Wordpress Core.

And while you're at it, give the ability to also add rel attributes to button block links as well! Please!!

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commented Sep 10, 2019

FYI - Google just announced 2 additional nofollow attributes: sponsored and ugc

https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2019/09/evolving-nofollow-new-ways-to-identify.html

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commented Sep 10, 2019

Google's announcement makes even more reason imho why Gutenberg should persue #11599 as it would allow for this type of thing (more options for links) to be added easily by plugins (if for example, Google wanted to write a plugin to test new types of nofollow attribute values prior to releasing their specs publicly)

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commented Sep 12, 2019

Agree with this, especially since Google's latest announcement. I have many clients who are looking for an easier way to mark a link as nofollow/sponsored for affiliate or paid for content. Not having this as part of the editor doesn't make sense to me.

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commented Sep 16, 2019

@reneedobbs I've just added nofollow and sponsored "rel" attributes option to EditorsKit plugin ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/block-options/ ). I hope this will be really helpful 👍

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