WP Nofollow Categories

WP Nofollow Categories adds nofollow attribute to all category links throughout the blog. It will also add noindex tag to category page. This will effectively remove the category pages from SEO point of view.

The goal is to flow the page rank to other pages on your site like posts and tags while avoiding duplicate content issue.

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1. Upload the whole plugin folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
2. Go to the Plugins page and activate the plugin.
3. That's all, everything will work automatically


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  1. Jul 3rd, 2016 2:47 PM

    hi admin very good like but when i go on a category page smth is showing

  2. Feb 8th, 2011 8:58 PM

    Thanks for this plugin.I have downloaded the no follow plugin . it still work with WP3?

  3. Lachlan
    Sep 19th, 2010 5:54 AM

    Hi Vladimir,
    Thanks for this plugin. It works on category links in a widget, which is great, but it is not nofollowing/noindexing all category links in my theme.
    You can see under the H1 title heading I have "filed under..." and a category link:
    I can see in my theme code this is generated by:
    Filed Under: by
    Any suggestions on how I could work around this? Or any way you could implement nofollow for these types of links in your excellent plugin?

    • Lachlan
      Sep 19th, 2010 5:58 AM

      I see the php was stripped from my last post - I'll try and reformat, category links are generated by this:
      ?php the_category(', ') ?
      And unfortunately they do not have the nofollow applied.

      • Lachlan
        Sep 19th, 2010 5:52 PM

        Another small update, I found a way to add nofollow to these links by modifying functions.php.
        via Bill Erickson:

        I have decided after all this though to simply remove the category link entirely.

        Thx, I still think it would be cool if your plugin could nofollow the above types of links automagically, it would be the one stop solution then.

  4. Jun 23rd, 2010 7:04 PM

    I think I would like to use this plugin too but it seem that it too hasn't been updated in a while. Will it still work with WP3?

    • Aug 10th, 2010 4:10 PM

      I just installed it on WP 3.0.1 and it seems to do what it's supposed to!

      Thanks for the plugin!

  5. gokudv
    Oct 7th, 2009 1:27 AM

    Prelovac, how do i check if my tags are being index and follow? Thanks

  6. Jul 6th, 2009 5:32 AM

    I have downloaded the no follow plugin but I cannot find it anywhere- the download manager says )% available...?

  7. Mar 26th, 2009 6:44 PM

    Works great, thank you

  8. Mar 26th, 2009 12:24 AM

    Thanks, fixed in update 0.1.1.

  9. Mar 26th, 2009 12:09 AM

    Great Plugin but i have a problem. When im on the Homepage everything its ok... but when i go on a category page smth is showing on the top of me site this one " "

    see urself at http://www.romeolab.com/category/cool-links-on-the-web/

    Maybe theres a problem in the code... hope u will fix it :)

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