How to Remove NoFollow From Your WP Posts


There are several plugins that will automatically remove nofollow from comments and author’s names, but I wanted to remove the default nofollow attribute only within my posts. I was not able to find any plugins for that, but luckily I found this article from digwp with a workaround.

How to remove nofollow attribute from post content only

To clean up your post content, simply add the following code to your active theme’s functions.php file:

function remove_nofollow($string) {

$string = str_ireplace('', '', $string);

return $string;



add_filter('the_content', 'remove_nofollow');

That’s all there is to it — no further editing required. Once in place, this function will filter all post content and remove any instances of rel=”nofollow”. Note that if you have some posts about nofollow, this function will remove rel=”nofollow” from your code examples as well.

I hope this will help you in the future!

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