I am running wordpress for my blog EasyPadhai.

I am writing a posts and I have included links to my Android app EasyPadhai for my users. But all links to app are turning in nofollow links. Also Social-links are becoming nofollow links.

How can I change this, so that links in post_Content become doFollow. I am not a pro-wordpress dev. Also I am using following plugins on my installation.

  • Akismet
  • Google Analytics for WordPress
  • WordPress SEO
  • W3 Total Cache

How can I change nofollow links to do follow links for my Post Content?

  • Your website do not have nofollow links. If you are asking about rel="nofollow" on your links on social media websites like facebook, twitter then you cannot do anything about it. It's their website, they add it to all links.
    – Robert hue
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 6:37
  • @Roberthue I used feedthebot.com and All the links I care about are Nofollow links. Apart from feedthebot, even other tools had same result. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 7:12
  • Okay, I am not sure why do you want external website's link to have dofollow tag. The theme is working fine by adding nofollow tag to external links. Because you don't want search engine spiders to leave your website for social/popular websites. Is there a good reason why do you want that?
    – Robert hue
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 7:22
  • @Roberthue I want spiders to leave Only to reach my own app, which is more important for me. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 7:39
  • I posted it below. Try it and let me know. It should work
    – Robert hue
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 8:23

1 Answer 1


These links are generated by alx_social_links() function. So in your theme's functions.php file, search for alx_social_links() function and this link specifically.

echo '<li><a rel="nofollow" class="social-tooltip" '.$title.' '.$link.' '.$target.'><i '.$icon.' '.$color.'></i></a></li>';

and remove rel="nofollow" from it. So this will be the new link.

echo '<li><a class="social-tooltip" '.$title.' '.$link.' '.$target.'><i '.$icon.' '.$color.'></i></a></li>';

It will remove nofollow tag from these links.


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