Nofollow external links only, the_content and the_excerpt

This great little snippet that will add rel=”nofollow” to external links within both the_content and the_excerpt. Add this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme to enable nofollow external links.

 

 

add_filter('the_content', 'my_nofollow');
add_filter('the_excerpt', 'my_nofollow');
function my_nofollow($content) {
return preg_replace_callback('/<a[^>]+/', 'my_nofollow_callback', $content);
}
function my_nofollow_callback($matches) {
$link = $matches[0];
$site_link = get_bloginfo('url');
if (strpos($link, 'rel') === false) {
$link = preg_replace("%(href=S(?!$site_link))%i", 'rel="nofollow" $1', $link);
} elseif (preg_match("%href=S(?!$site_link)%i", $link)) {
$link = preg_replace('/rel=S(?!nofollow)S*/i', 'rel="nofollow"', $link);
}
return $link;
}

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