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User Group Based DoFollow URLs 1.0

Choose usergroups who can post URLs without the usual NoFollow attribute

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  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yorick submitted a new resource:

    User Group Based DoFollow URLs (version 1.0) - Choose usergroups who can post URLs without the usual NoFollow attribute

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    Dinh Thanh, MagnusB and yavuz like this.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Thanks to Jake Bunce for some advice during the development of this add-on.
  3. Banana Pup

    Banana Pup Well-Known Member

    Will this change current posts too or only new after installing?
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Changes the current posts too :)
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  5. karoshio

    karoshio Active Member

    Just curious about how you say it allows dofollow for people other than Administrators but my signature has always been nofollow on my forum. Was this a typo?
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There's two things here that are handled quite differently by default.

    There's URLs in signatures and then there's URLs in posts. Both are handled differently.

    URLs in signatures are nofollow for everyone including moderators and administrators.
    URLs in posts are only nofollow for Registered members meaning Moderators and Administrators who post external URLs do not have nofollow.

    The best demonstration is this:


    This post by Slavik contains a URL. As he's staff it doesn't have nofollow:

    <a href="https://www.viocom.co.uk/vps/forum-hosting" target="_blank" class="externalLink">https://www.viocom.co.uk/vps/forum-hosting</a>
    Yet if you check the source of this post, you'll see that because I'm not staff it does have a nofollow: https://www.viocom.co.uk/vps/forum-hosting

    To further demonstrate my point, Slavik has an external URL in his signature. Even though he's staff, he does have a nofollow set:

    <a href="http://www.p8ntballer.com" target="_blank" class="externalLink" rel="nofollow">www.p8ntballer.com</a>
    Now, if my add-on was installed, his signature link would look like:

    <a href="http://www.p8ntballer.com" target="_blank" class="externalLink">www.p8ntballer.com</a>
    With my add-on, the URLs in posts and the URLs in signatures are treated the same. That is, if you are "trusted" (that's Moderator, Administrator, Super Administrator or any other usergroup specified in my add-on) then your URLs in posts will not have nofollow and your URLs in signatures will also not have nofollow.

    I feel like I've just over-explained that o_O

    But I like to be thorough in my explanations :D

    Hopefully at least part of that answers your question :)

    While I remember, this is potentially very important: Although my add-on does allow some usergroups to have URLs without the nofollow attribute set, please remember that signatures are by default hidden to guests. If you want to have dofollow signatures, please remember to allow guests to view signatures via the setting in the Admin CP. Search: "guestshowsigntures" otherwise Google and other search engines won't see the signatures anyway when crawling you.
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  7. luutruong

    luutruong Active Member

    Hi..i dont understand..
    if i choose admin..admin will notfollow or dotfollow??? :(

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  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This add on makes it possible for users to post links which are "dofollow".

    If you select admin - it won't have any effect on the URLs they put in posts (these are dofollow by default), but it does have the added benefit that their signature URLs will be dofollow too.
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  9. luutruong

    luutruong Active Member

    hope i can understand...
    I choosed mod, user and guest...is that right?
  10. luutruong

    luutruong Active Member

    Hi Chris,
    When i active that Add-on. have some problems here. I try to choose other group but not working..i must view that image on other tab.
    But when i turn off add-on, everything are nomal :cry:

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  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I don't understand.

    Can I have a URL where I can take a look at the problem myself?
  12. luutruong

    luutruong Active Member

    :( tôi không biết đây có phải là một lỗi hay không? nhưng khi tôi cho addon hoạt động thì mọi hình ảnh trong các bài viết của tôi đều phải chuyển sang một thẻ mới. Giống như hình ảnh tôi đã đăng ở trên. Mọi hình ảnh đều được đưa về dạng " View attachment + một số nào đó ". Nhưng khi tôi cho Addon đó ngừng hoạt động tôi lại có thể xem ảnh ở trong bài viết của mình mà không phải mở thêm thẻ mới nào cả
    Please use google translate :)
    Hope you can understand and fixed it.
    Thank you
  13. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Thanks for creating the do-follow addon - I'm using it to try and sell premium memberships on my webmaster forum.

    However, I noticed that when it is enabled, thumbnails and full-size images don't show on threads.. they show up as a link to the attachment in a new window..

    Example: http://www.webmaster.cm/threads/dont-fear-the-penguin-white-hat-seo.553/
    When I disable the add-on, the attachment image shows how it should.

    This is for any user.. whether they are in a 'trusted' group or not (if that helps)..

    Any ideas?

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  14. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Anyone else experiencing this?
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Sorry for the late response, I will have to install this on my test box and let you know.

    EDIT: Just noticed the post above yours - looks like some guy was having the same problem.
  16. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris! Let me know what you find out.
  17. kprojects

    kprojects Well-Known Member

    Just disabled it until you can figure out the issue :(
  18. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    I see inside the Blogs I have do-follow backlinks but how can I make sure my paid members do to? It works for them inside threads but not inside the blog feature, can you help me out on this? thx!
  19. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    This is happening to me as well, have you had any luck with this yet?
  20. surfsup

    surfsup Well-Known Member

    Also shoot me over your paypal email id like to donate thx
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