How to do Nofollow All External links WordPress

Nofollow External links is good for SEO, we are use lots of external links in our website specially when your website have blog, or you use your WordPress website as a blog, So here I show you how to Nofollow all external link in wordpress and why nofollow require to for external link.

Why NoFollow All external link?

When you are enable rel=”nofollow” link attribute on external link that’s mean It will automatically add  <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="">  Meta values in External links. Which will beneficial for SEO perspective.

According to google webmaster unwanted and unnecessary external links can hurt your pagerank because when you put external link that google also crawl external link.

How to nofollow all external links wordpress?

There are various plugins are available in wordpress repository but I am using Wp External links Plugin, So Here I will describe how to nofollow all external links WordPress using WP External links plugin,

Install And Active WP External links Plugin

Follow Below four steps to Install and active plugin.

  1. Go to Admin Dashboard Plugin —> Addnew
  2. Write Wp External links In search box
  3. Hit Search Button
  4. Active plugin

Nofollow External link WP Image

Now go external Links left Side of Dashboard panel.

General Settings

On general settings first select Open External links in new Window or tab because external link exit point of visitor, If you allow open external link on same windows so visitor can leave your site and never come back so your website bounce rate are increase.

External links Apply on

Second option is Apply on post content have lots of external links so check on post content and comments, because may be commenter on your page have poor website it will backlink so your page rank may be down so check that option too.

In below Image I never Apply check but there are lots of discussion happens and finally various search engine experts Matt cutts and searchengineland say Apply Nofollow link on Widget.I never applied but you can decide after looking matt cutt’s youtube video and that post discussion.

Ignore links (Urls) to dofollow:  Here you can enter links which you want dofollow on post or page, several time we require high pagerank url as backlink like, and many more so here you can enter names of website which you want dofollow. 

Save setting.

nofollow all external links wordpress

SEO Settings for nofollow link

Second section on this Wp External settings page is SEO settings,

Add rel-attribute : After checking this option now your all external links are “nofollow” , It will add rel=”nofollow” in every external links.

and second option is Add external rel to all link check on this option too.

Set title-attribute : leave this option by default it will add title of external link automatically.

SEO settings on external link nofollow

Result of the SEO settings your external link structure is like:

<a rel= "nofollow external" target="_blank" href="" class="ext-link"></a>

Style Settings – Makeup Your External link

This section is nothing but just makeup your external link It will depend to you how you style your external link. This plugin have inbuilt facility you can add icon on external link, you can see example of how external link will show after makeup.

External link style image

Save settings, purge your website cache re-build your xml sitemap and refresh sitemap in search engine webmaster tool.

I hope this article will help you to know why nofollow external links & how to nofollow external link wordpress?


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About Mitul Shah

I just love to working with WordPress and i like to share my knowledge to all over world using this website hope my articles as help to build your blog powerful.


  1. Hi Mitul

    thanks.. I’ve installed this.. can I know whether this plugin is already sufficient for good SEO? Or do I have to install some others like ‘Ultimate NoFollow’ or ‘Ultimate Noindex Nofollow Tool II’? Do you think this WP External Links is the best for seo?


  2. This plugin is cool. Thanks

  3. Hay thanks for the nice post. I have a all in one seo plugin. How to do there? I know there is a setting there but don’t know exactly which one to check?

    Could you please tell me which wordpress them you’re using. I think thesis. I want like yours. Give me the link i’ll buy from your.. Enjoy the commission.

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