Add title and nofollow to links in WordPress • WordPress Help

As you may know, sadly, since WordPress 4.2 in the link insertion window there is no longer a field to add a title to the links but simply the visible text. But everything has a solution, with some skill or plugins …

What's more, what would you think about adding the relation nofollo w easily to the links? ? great, is not it? Not only for SEO issues but also for usability.

Well more than simple, you just have to install and activate the plugin Tittle and nofollow for links and from that moment to add a link to a text , in the pop-up window, in addition to the field for the link and the text, you will also have another text area to add the field " title " and a box if you want the link to be nofollow .

The difference between before and after is important, and link management allows you much better.

Why the "title" of links in WordPress has disappeared • WordPress Help

One of the most striking, though hidden, novelties of WordPress 4.2 has been that of add links with just copy and paste over a text but it has gone unnoticed that now there is no attribute " title " in the links.

Instead you will now see the caption " Text of the link "which is the text that is linked, not the attribute of Title or title as it was known. For practical purposes you will see that it can no longer be added from the window adding links that attribute used historically for questions of accessibility and SEO?

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Title in links and SEO

There are many people who believe that adding the attribute title to a link is good for the positioning of a link, but is that true? really?

The truth is that no. The most important practice for SEO links is that the linked text is descriptive for the link, for example:

Only in situations where you want to offer, for usability a useful description for the visitor is interesting to use the attribute title but ] just for that reason, for usability .

For example, imagine that you use the word concupiscence in a text and you want to link it to a dictionary page that explains it. In that case it would be relevant to add a title that explains that clicking on that link takes you to the definition of the word.

You would have this: concupiscence

The attribute title would offer a pop-up text by passing the cursor that will show the visitor what that link is for, and offers it a utility.

Another attribute that you could use, however, for that purpose, would be abbr which allows to display a pop-up text without the need to link the word to anything . For example:

That would look like this: concupiscence (put the cursor over the word to prove it)

But all this is for usability issues, not for SEO . In the positioning the really important thing is the one known as anchor text the text associated with the link, which must be descriptive by itself.

Title in the links and accessibility ]

The attribute title on the other hand, historically has been considered as an aid to visitors who use readers for the blind, but the reality is that not only does not help but on the contrary .

Lately WordPress is increasingly involved in accessibility and mobile usability and it is not by chance, but because as a modern CMS it must address the standards and offer the best possible experience.

And the fact is that the attribute title not only is not good for accessibility but quite the opposite, and to understand it I strongly recommend reading the article " I thought that the title in a link improved accessibility. I was wrong . "

As explained in the article, the author exposed himself to the experience of using screen readers as those used by blind people, and found that the title in the links not only did not help but they were absolutely useless for this type of users. The complete article and others that link from it are absolutely revealing if you want to learn about accessibility, I recommend it completely.

Ok, but I want it!

If in spite of the explanations you still want to add the attribute title to your links no problem, you can still do it in two ways.

Add attribute title manually

If you want to add the title you only have to go to the Text tab of the WordPress editor and add it manually

Return to the previous window to WordPress 4.2

If you have not g used the change and you want to return to the previous situation, and that the window to insert links has the field to add the attribute title then install the plugin Restore link title link that you returns to the old window.

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Why this change?

Although some users have thought that it was a mistake, the change has been thought through and conscious, and motivated to make WordPress more accessible and, in line with the WordPress philosophy simpler, including only the basics and fundamentals according to the standards.

What do you think of this change?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Surprising functionality in WordPress 4.2: texts linked with copy and paste

In all versions of WordPress there are hidden functionalities sometimes known as easter eggs and sometimes they are really useful, as is the case of a discovered in the version ] 4.2 .

According to has discovered Ella Van Dorpe if you select a text and paste a URL the text is automatically linked without having to resort to the icon of the editor of WordPress to add links, fast and effective.

I do not know about you but this new hidden functionality – not announced – gives me life, because I've always thought it was a huge waste of time to click in the editor for such basic things.

Recover the link manager and blogroll without plugins

Instead of making strange modifications to the database from PHPMyAdmin or using plugins just for this, there is a simple trick available to everyone.

You just have to access the page of all the WordPress options, without visible menu but accessible in .

Once there you just have to find the string called link_manager_enabled and change the default number (0) a 1. Save the changes and " voila ", you already have again – or for the first time – the native WordPress link manager.

You do not like the link manager ?, then you use the WordPress menu system and the custom menu widget, yourself.

Social networks, WordPress and the new SEO

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<p> I recently read an article explaining how social networks are changing, thanks to the work and grace of the new personal branding policies, <a href= branded content sponsored and facilitated by Google.

The general concept, which break down in ABInternet is that the dynamic element is being promoted in the content positioning, in contrast to the traditional static positioning of the links.

But in all this new scheme, to move content must first be generated although these have a subsequent feedback also at the origin of the same, and this constant is reflected in the following graphic that illustrates the article. , of course, is WordPress and its ability to create, dynamize, disseminate and position content either through references or trackbacks, or through socialization on social networks.

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And if there is something clear is that content on social networks are shared because they were first created somewhere and this " part "there is no better way to manage it today than WordPress, did you have any questions?

And how does this new SEO dynamic affect my content creation practice using WordPress ?, basically in being aware that he has The current situation does not involve the dissemination of links between websites, but through social networks.

For this you must never forget to make it as easy as possible for visitors to your website to share your content on the social networks that help the most, for thematic or effectiveness, to your search engine positioning by attracting traffic, which is the main variable introduced by Google's new algorithms, in addition to the authority, branding, content, mainly – as not – through Google+ profiles or Twitter Cards incidentally.

NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Convert absolute URLs of WordPress into relative URLs

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WordPress by default shows and always works with absolute URLs of type http: // mysite .com / wp-content / uploads / 2013/10 / mifoto.jpg which is very good to know where things are stored but for what things are not the most convenient.

There are several situations in which that we would prefer relative URLs, of the type /wp-content/uploads/2013/10/mifoto.jpg but the main one is for migrations, not to mention for programmers who prepare their local developments or dedicated IPs On the other hand, it is always convenient to reduce the size of the page, and the relative URLs " weigh " less than the absolute ones (basically they are less characters of code), something always to consider in front of improve the experience of your visitors and, incidentally, to the search engine positioning .

In any case, if you need that WordPress shows the relative URLs instead of the absolute ones you can get it from two ways …

… Convert absolute URLs relative to plugins …

If you are someone who does not mind using plugins for all those little things you can do it, in the process you'll have some more functionality.

This is the case of WP HTML compression a little gem that not only serves to shorten URLs by automatically converting them into relative ones, it also reduces the size of HTML by eliminating white space, jump carts, tabs, and can even do so with short codes of the type pre script etc, and what is better: without accepting the final result of viewing the content. Ah, it also supports HTML5.

If for some reason you do not want to compress some HTML simply wrap the part to "forgive" like this:

Here you have an example of the result of its magic …

Does what it says. Now, it is not a plugin to use in all cases and situations, analyze beforehand the results you get.

If you think too much, you can take this hand, Relative URL specially thought for developers, which will shorten URLs of type http: // localhost: 8080 / wp / to others like this: / wp / . Or something like this http: // localhost: 8080 / wp / 2013/10/14 / hello-world / to this other /wp/2013/10/14/hola-mundo/.

Simply active and already works.

Another possibility is to use that other plugin, ABT relative URLs which makes relative all the absolute URLs contained in the entries ( href img etc). If you want to have more control you can disable the conversion at will as explained in the FAQ of the plugin .

… Convert absolute URLs in relative with code …

On the other hand, if you prefer to control more exhaustive everything you do, and have your code removed, you can use some lines that will do the magic for you.

You just have to add this code to the file functions.php of the subject to use or, much better, create a plugin with the:

What we have done is a very clean code, using the WordPress function wp_make_link_relative included in the file /wp-includes/formatting.php .

In this way, when your subject calls for, for example, the_permalink it will apply the function wp_make_link_relative to, say post_link ] and will use the relative URL.

What we get is that all absolute URLs become relative without modifying a line of your topic or entries, automatically.

Well, and here's how to do it, now the decision …

… Do I convert the absolute URLs into relative ones? …

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<p> I will not deny that <strong> there is a lot of controversy with this issue </strong> ] of whether to use relative or absolute URLs, especially <strong> in relation to SEO </strong>. </p>
<p> For example, it is quite clear that <strong> relative URLs should not be used if you define <a href= canonical URLs ]either through an SEO plugin or a code or function, because it would conflict because a canonical URL is supposed to be the perfect URL for an absolute content, and you could confuse search engines something that these always penalize putting a of the two URLs in the drawer of " duplicate content ".

You can also generate conflicts between the relative URLs used on the web and those that define the sitemap normally absolute , since you offer different results to the bots of search engines that, again, can decide to penalize you for duplicate content.

On the other hand, makes sense to use relative URLs in development environments which does not they will later require to do replaces in the database when uploading the site to the domain in production.

Another point in favor of relative URLs, as I noted at the beginning, is that reduce the time of load of the web for the simple reason that the URLs (the HTML in short) are shorter.

What is my opinion ?, because that I prefer to do a replace with that wonderful plugin called Search & Replace [19659229] to spend hours doing an SEO audit of the site once published.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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WordPress Recommendations • WordPress Help

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<p> Let's see, I explain it a little, I do not know if you know the concept of <strong> Retargeting </strong>the practice – habitual nowadays – by which a <strong> follow-up of the web pages you visit is made to offer you related content wherever you go </strong>. </p>
<p> It is a common practice in <strong><em> online marketing </em></strong>. </p>
<p> The most visual example that you will have checked is when you are looking for a trip to Mallorca (for example) on your favorite travel website and on the next website you visit, for example to see what movie you are going to watch this weekend, you will see a nice banner advertising a wonderful trip to Mallorca at an unbeatable price, are you going to get it? </p>
<p> The same thing, adapted to a less advertising environment <em> </em> we could define it as <strong> recommendations based on browsing history </strong>. An example of this would be the product pages of Amazon, where when you are viewing a book review you will see a list of other books visited by readers who also saw that page. Another example? The Apple Store, where you get a list of similar products that other customers bought. <br /><a href= recommendations apple store

Well, now imagine the typical list of related entries at the end of an article published in your WordPress where, instead of showing links to others depending on the content, tags or titles, it shows a list of recommended entries that other interested readers saw for the same thing you are reading . [19659004] That's the idea.

And the elegant solution is a wonderful plugin called " Where did they go from here? " or " Where do you want to go now? " . Once installed, you must necessarily go through its tremendously extensive settings page, where you can customize each and every aspect of the configuration and appearance of the recommended entries .

Once the usual settings are made you just have to wait a bit for the plugin to track (track) your web traffic for, little by little, refine the system of ticket recommendations for the enjoyment of your visitors and improvement of the internal positioning of your website .

Its virtues are great, and its shortcomings few, in fact only one for my taste, namely:


  • Automatic : Start showing the visited entries of your web, and also of the feed, automatically after the content once active as the plugin, without having to modify the theme. If you want a more controlled integration you can also do so, review the FAQ to know what functions to use.
  • Seguimeinto : Find out what visitors are seeing on your website by looking at the entries they visit. [19659021] Exclusions : You can exclude entries and pages from the resulting list, from the settings page
  • Types of custom entries : In the list may appear entries, pages, attachments or any type of personalized entry.
  • Styles : The result appears wrapped in CSS classes, which you can customize to your liking on the settings page.
  • Customizable results :
    • Displays the extract of the entry, being able to choose the length of the same in number of words.
    • You can customize which HTML tags are used to show the result in case you prefer not to use the default list format
  • Sopor Miniatures :
    • WordPress featured image system support, which automatically captures if it is defined
    • Automatically extracts the first image from the entry to show it as a thumbnail if there is no outstanding image
    • You can also manually enter the URL of the thumbnail by meta fields
    • Use timthumb to resize the images, but you can use your own filtering function for it


  • Use TimThumb for the thumbnails except that you configure it in another way.

The result is fantastic, and a perfect plugin for e-commerce but adaptable for any type of content.

NOTICE : this post is from two years or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Images in custom WordPress menus

The personalized menus are a real wonder, although they have supposed the disappearance of the link manager. They allow us to put the navigation menus in WordPress to our liking through a visual interface, something that was previously only possible by modifying code manually.

With personalized menus we can easily add elements to the navigation bar of our theme , that if, usually only with text, but that can be improved, and we'll see 3 ways to add images to personalized menus .

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It is the least simple method, but also the most customizable, since the possibilities are endless, they only depend on your knowledge of CSS.

To create a menu item that is an image using this method, the process is as follows:

  1. ] Create a CSS class for each image or icon that you are going to use in a menu. Here you develop your skill and imagination.
  2. Go to "Appearance -> Menus", display the "Screen Options" and check the box labeled "CSS Classes"
     imagen menu css 1 [19659009] Add the custom menu item with the URL and label you want
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  3. Display the newly added element and in the new field named "CSS Classes" enter the name of the that will be applied to that particular element
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  4. Save the menu changes … you always forget

And so for each element you want to add.

the most complicated method but also the best because the personalization can be total.

This method is a bit " ñapa " but works great and is easy to use.

What you have to do is to create a new custom URL menu link, but instead to put a normal text in the label field you put the HTML code with which you would show the image in question that you want to show that is, something like …

] You add it to the menu and that's it, simple and effective. The menu item will look a little weird to have such a long and strange label but it works great.

Because of the geeky point that it has is the method that I have more affection for.

This method, how you can imagine, It is simple to the greatest extent possible. You just have to install a plugin called Nav menu images and start using it. Now, not everything is as beautiful as it seems.

Let's see, do not be scared, it works, it just takes a step more than you can imagine, because in principle, having no page of adjustments or anything like it seems that you have not installed anything.

The process is as follows:

  1. You install and activate the plugin
  2. You add a custom link element to the menu as you would normally do
  3. You save the changes in the menu (yes, now, you ignore me)
  4. You open the newly added menu item and you'll see a link under the tag field to add an image to the menu. Give it a click
  5. The WordPress media loader opens, choose an image and assign it
  6. Save the changes again

 image menu using plugin [19659003] Actually, how you've seen, it's simple, but it's not very obvious that you have to save twice the menu so surely many have uninstalled the plugin before thinking it did not work. [19659003]  images in menu wordpress

Well, and that's it, you'll say which method you liked the most, or even if you know some way to do this.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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