Do you want to discover an easy and quick way to add nofollow links in Gutenberg without having to edit your post's HTML code? Looking for a WordPress Gutenberg nofollow plugin that actually works with the new block editor?
If so, you're on the right page. This article will show you exactly how to do that. Keep reading to discover how.
If you have been searching on Google for “how to add nofollow links in Gutenberg” or “Gutenberg nofollow plugin”, you might have noticed that most tutorials only show you how to go about it by manually editing the HTML for every single link.
It’s easy to add a nofollow link in the old WordPress editor using plugins like Ultimate Nofollow. But in Gutenberg, you have to do it manually by adding a nofollow value to the “rel” attribute.
Many Gutenberg users have been requesting an easy way to add a nofollow attribute to links in the block editor. And now we have an awesome solution thanks to the EditorsKit Gutenberg Page Building Toolkit developed by Jeffrey Carandang.
This is the best Gutenberg nofollow plugin that I've come across. It brings a convenient and easier way to add the nofollow rel attribute option without having to switch to HTML mode.
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How To Add Nofollow Links In WordPress Using EditorsKit Gutenberg Nofollow Plugin
Follow the simple instructions below to easily and quickly create a nofollow link in Gutenberg?
1.) Install and activate the EditorsKit WorPress plugin. This will add to Gutenberg the option to add links with “rel” nofollow along with other nifty page building block options. In your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New and type “EditorsKit” in the search field.
Once the plugin is activated, it will add a toggle in the link settings dropdown for including rel=”nofollow” in links as you create them.
2.) When you are on the post or page editor, highlight the text you want to add a nofollow link in Gutenberg. Click on the Add Link icon in the block editor and paste the URL of the page you want to link to in the box.
3.) Then, click on the Link Settings dropdown. You'll see that two more link format options have been added. In addition to Open in New Tab, you now have the No Follow and Sponsored rel attribute options. Simply click the No Follow option and your link will become nofollow.
That's it! You have successfully added a nofollow in Gutenberg! If the link points to another website, remember to enable the Open in New Tab so that visitors don't drift away from your site.
Also, you might be wondering what the Sponsored rel attribute option is all about. Well, Google recently announced a change to the nofollow link attribute where it introduced two new rel values (“sponsored” and “ugc”) to further specify the purpose of a link to the search engine:
- rel=”sponsored” – use this to identify sponsored/paid links
- rel=”ugc” – stands for User Generated Content. Use the rel ugc attribute value to identify links in comments, forum threads, etc.
Adding nofollow links in Gutenberg was getting a little frustrating, more so when you had to add lots of nofollow links. I hope this article has helped you learn how to add nofollow links in Gutenberg conveniently and easily.
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