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If you have the old version of my add-on installed that functions in a similar way, please first uninstall that before installing this one.
This add-on allows you to choose usergroups which will no longer have the "nofollow" attribute set on URLs. You can choose the usergroups in Admin CP > Options > Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
What is "nofollow" and why is it set?
A normal URL in HTML looks like this:
If this HTML code is in your page, when Google or other search engines crawl your page, they will follow this URL. This is how your search rank improves - being linked to by reputable sites.Code:<a href="http://xenforo.com">XenForo - Compelling Community Forum Software</a>
This makes posting URLs on your site very attractive to spammers. That's why XenForo does this to URLs in all signatures plus any posts by non-moderator / non-admin members:
"nofollow" tells a search engine to not follow the URL, therefore not increasing the search rank of that URL.Code:<a href="http://xenforo.com" rel="nofollow">XenForo - Compelling Community Forum Software</a>
So why this add-on?
This add-on allows you to specify other usergroups (aside from Administrator and Moderator) who don't have "nofollow" set on URLs they post.
You may have privileged usergroups either by Promotion or Upgrade such as trusted members, other staff members/contributors, featured bloggers, partners who you may want to grant this privilege to.
HOW TO INSTALL
The easiest way to install this add-on is if you use the Add-On Installer.
- Download the zip file.
- Extract its contents to your hard drive.
- Upload the contents of the upload folder to the root of your XenForo installation.
- Complete install via the Admin CP using the provided XML file.
Control "nofollow" URLs 2.2.3
Specify usergroups which will not have the "nofollow" attribute on posts and Resources they make.
- Resolves fatal non-object error Sep 28, 2013
- Re-implements control of nofollow URLs in signatures... Sep 28, 2013
- No longer supports changing "nofollow" in signatures Sep 28, 2013