Do you want to add a title or nofollow tag to your WordPress links?
By default, WordPress doesn’t provide a way of adding title and nofollow attributes when creating links with the WordPress block editor.
In this article, we’ll show you how to add options for title and nofollow attributes to the Insert Link popup in WordPress.
Why Add Title and NoFollow Attributes to Links in WordPress?
When writing content, you can add links to interconnect your posts and pages and refer to articles on other sites. These links will tell visitors to your WordPress website where they can find more information on a topic.
It’s helpful to give your links a title. This will appear when someone points their mouse cursor over a link.
This can be reassuring to your readers because it makes it clear where the link leads. It also improves your site’s SEO.
SEO experts also recommend that you use a nofollow attribute when linking to external websites. This attribute tells search engines that they can crawl these links, but not pass on any link authority to these websites.
However, when you click the Insert Link icon in WordPress, there are no options to add a link title or to make the link nofollow. The popup only lets you add the Link URL and gives an option to open the link in a new window.
With that being said, let’s take a look at how to easily add title and nofollow options to the Insert Link popup on your WordPress blog.
How to Add Title and NoFollow to Insert Link Popup in WordPress
The first thing you need to do is install the free All in One SEO Lite plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
All in One SEO (AIOSEO) is the best WordPress SEO plugin and helps you improve your website SEO. You just need the free version to add extra attributes to the Add Link popup, but AIOSEO Pro offers even more features to help you rank better in search engine results pages.
Upon activation, you need to configure the plugin using the AIOSEO setup wizard. For detailed instructions, see our ultimate guide on how to set up All in One SEO for WordPress.
Once you’ve done that, the plugin will automatically add extra attributes to the Insert Link popup.
These include a title field and options to add nofollow, sponsored, and UGC (user-generated content) tags.
To add the link title, just type it into the ‘Add title attribute to link’ field. When when you save the link, AIOSEO will apply the title and any attributes you toggle on.
We hope this tutorial helped you learn how to add title and nofollow options to the Insert Link popup in WordPress. You may also want to learn how to speed up your WordPress performance or check out our list of must-have plugins to grow your site.
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