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I was commenting on a blog this morning when I saw that there were a number of comment author links that were NoFollowed, and a number that were not. The blog owner was singling out comments for approval to allow the passing of link juice.
That reminded me to check a few of my recent comments for validity, and make sure nobody was guilty of blatant link juicing 😉 and I noticed that something in my DoFollow plugin was broken.
I’ve been using Greg Boser and Dax’s modified DoFollow plugin, which used to work great, but now with the new WordPress version, it seems to be broken for individual comment choices, ith this option being gone…
The plugin does still seem to work for nofollowing an entire post, (a clever way to harness and redirect some of your own link juice on old posts) but I’d like comment level control back. Greg, are you going to fix it? Someone suggested a specific line fix on your blog, but it didn’t work for me.
A little Google research brought me to this post which I think is very well written, explains the reason behind the need, as well as a rundown of many DoFollow options that I never even knew existed.
It’s well worth a read, if you’re interested in the subject, or have been hunting for options for your own blog. In the meantime, I’ll probably hang tight with Gregs for a while waiting for an update…