I’m an Ubuntu user for a long time now. I switched to Linux from Windows and didn’t have a clue about the terminal and how to use it. Since I could do almost everything by pointing and clicking, I did not find the CLI very attractive at first. But, through the years, I’ve grown to give it the love it deserves.
If you have ever used Windows, you know what I’m talking about. I was reorganizing my desktop and I decided to have nothing on it except a shortcut to my Download folder. So, I cleared it out, but I stuck at the point of the short cut. However I found it out pretty soon and I would like to share that experience with you. It is done in three simple steps:
After a long time using Windows, I switched to Ubuntu, but I noticed that my own sites and other daily ones like Gmail and different other blogs I read where not looking as good as they were before the switch. Being a web developer I know that web sites are designed with Microsoft fonts in mind and the CSS style-sheets specify those fonts. Those fonts are often referred to as web safe fonts. So, the Microsoft fonts that my eyes were used to looking at were missing. Those fonts do not come pre-installed in Ubuntu so we have to install them ourselves. However, in Ubuntu we are not restricted to have only those MS fonts we mentioned, we can add as many new fonts as we like and that is cool. Below we will be explaining the way that we can install Microsoft fonts and how to add new fonts too.
As you may already know, WordPress the rel=”nofollow” attribute in comments. That makes any comment with a link on it have no significance for Google when they ranks websites. Getting rid of the rel=”nofollow” attribute is one of the tactics that many WordPress bloggers follow to get more people comment on their blogs. And in my view, this is quite fair – comments add content to a certain blog, the blog pays them back with a link that will be counted by Google, will rise their pagerank and make their way up in Google searches. So, let’s begin.
There are two ways through which you can turn off rel=”nofollow” attribute in your blog:
1. Changing WordPress Core
Editing WordPress core might not be a good idea for bloggers who are not very familiar with coding. For others, like me, who can do any code editing, online through FTP or offline, this is something that they do everyday. That would save the time of downloading, installing and making work another plugin. However, keep in mind that you need to redo this action every time you do an upgrade.
There is only one file you need to edit and all you have to do is remove the word nofollow. This word is located at wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 148. It looks like this:
$return = “$author“;
All you have to do is remove the word nofollow only and save the file. This is it!
2. Employing a Plugin
If you do not feel comfortable with editing the WordPress core, you can employ a plugin to do that for you. Keep in mind that you will have the plugin too, when new versions are released. Below you will find a list of such plugins. Chose the one that is good for you and install it.
Time for publicity: By removing the nofollow attribute you are giving something away for free to your visitors, tell this to your visitors. You will motivate more people to comment for sure. Good luck!
PS: Don’t forget that WPlancer is a DoFollow blog and I love to hear what you think. Thanks!