Nofollow Shortcode

Plugin URI: Contributors: bitacre
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Tags: nofollow, link, meta, rel, rel nofollow, seo, link meta, nofollow links, shortcode
Requires at least: 2.8
Tested up to: 3.5
Stable tag: 1.1

The simplest way to insert rel=nofollow links into your posts or pages.


This plugin allows you to insert links with the nofollow rel tag to prevent search engines from crawling them. The shortcode also supports target= and title= attributes.


  1. Download the latest zip file and extract the 'nofollow-shortcode' directory.
  2. Upload it to your '/wp-content/plugins/' directory.
  3. Activate 'Nofollow Shortcode' on the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  4. Insert [nofollow url=""]Example link[/nofollow] in your post or page (replacing your link's information).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use the shortcode?

Simply type [nofollow url=""]Example link[/nofollow] into your post. Replace and Example link with your link's information.

You can also include other link optional attributes (if they are omitted, the title attribute will not be inserted and the target will default to _blank). A full example of the shortcode's potential is [nofollow url="" title="Title of Link" target="_top"]Link Text[/nofollow].

You can also use the shorter shortcodes of [nofol] and [nofo] in the same way as [nofollow].

As of version 1.1, you may use the href= attribute instead of url= as that was causing a bit of confusion. However, both tags are still acceptable.


Nofollow Shortcode Screenshot 1
Source code of a link inserted with the [nofollow] shortcode.



  • Added href= attribute to compliment url= attribute.


  • First released version.
  • There may still be bugs, but I can't find any.

Upgrade Notice


Not a critical upgrade, may decrease confusion with linking syntax.

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