How can I add a nofollow option to my blogroll links editor?

Attempted to just type "nofollow" into the "rel" input box, but its auto deleted onblur.

If I turn javascript off (thanks to Matt's suggestion below), It works, but when I check the source on my site, the rel attribute looks like this...


  • Are you just trying to nofollow certain links, or add a nofollow across the board? Its simple enough to filter the output of wp list bookmarks if that meets your needs... – goldenapples Dec 9 '10 at 1:51
  • all my blogroll links need to be nofollow – Scott B Dec 9 '10 at 1:54

I know of three ways around this and unfortunately they all suck:

  1. Hack a core file
  2. Use a plugin
  3. Temporarily turn off scripgs in your browser and change them in the edit links section.
  • Of those, I like #3 best – Scott B Dec 9 '10 at 1:55
  • How difficult would it be to add an option for "nofollow" to the Link editor's existing "Link Relationship(XFN) options list? – Scott B Dec 10 '10 at 17:09
  • I think that's worthy of a new question. It would be possible assuming theres a way to hook into it. I don't know how but someone on here might. – matt Dec 10 '10 at 17:36

You can filter your blogroll to make all links nofollow with a function like this:

function nofollow_blogroll( $html ) {
    // remove existing rel attributes
    $html = preg_replace( '/\s?rel=".*"/', '', $html );
    // add rel="nofollow" to all links
    $html = str_replace( '<a ', '<a rel="nofollow" ', $html );
    return $html;
add_filter( 'wp_list_bookmarks', 'nofollow_blogroll' );

If you need to do it on a case-by-case basis, though, you're probably stuck with some hacks like @matt pointed out.

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