Recently a visitor asked us how to make the wordpress menu links nofollow. First of all nofollow is a link element that tells Google not to pass any ranking values (page rank) to the other linked document. Honestly adding rel=”nofollow” is very useful to maintain your page strength. We have once discussed a lot about these dofollow links and nofollow links which will help you.
You can simply make a link nofollow by adding rel=”nofollow” in it, but what about navigational menu links. The build in wordpress menu system is flexible that lets you add your site pages, posts, categories, tags and URLs in your menu. Other than that do you know that you can add link target, CSS class, link relationship and description? Here let’s see how to make wordpress menu links nofollow.
By default all your wordpress menu items are dofollow. In each menu item you will have an option to add a link relationship where you can add nofollow simply. But this is an advanced menu option which is hidden by default. To bring this option you have to check Link Relationship (XFN) in your screen options. Here is how you do it.
Step 1: Login to your wordpress dashboard and navigate to Appearance >> menus.
Step 2: Now under menu system drop down any menu item that you have organized.
Step 3: You will see an option named “Link Relationship (XFN)”. If you don’t see it then scroll your window to the top, drop down screen options at the right corner and check on Link Relationship (XFN) option.
Step 4: Now this option will be added to all your menu items. Strictly add nofollow in that field and wordpress will automatically make that item nofollow.
Save menu when everything is perfectly organized.
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