In order to combat blog comment spam, WordPress and other blogging platforms have turned off link backs from within comments. Many bloggers however want this nofollow feature turned back on.
There are several useful plugins for WordPress which remove the NoFollow microformat extension. Here is a partial list I found on Andy Beard’s blog:
Lucia’s Linky Love Plugin – Andy likes this one the best and claims it is both fast and rugged.
DoFollow – One of the originals, this one removes the nofollow attribute from comments and trackbacks.
Dofollow (WP Plugin)
Link Love – This one removes the nofollow attribute after a poster has made a predetermined number of comments, and the detection is based on their email address rather than their domain or URL, which allows the commenter to link to more than one site but still get credit.
GoodLinks – This is primarily designed to fix formatting problems when a commenter posts a long link. It allows you to remove nofollow as one of its options.
Feel free to visit Andy Beard’s blog to read more of his comments on this subject, including other blogging platforms. Joomla blogs are not covered there, but I’ll be posting on that in the near future.
[tags]Wordpress Plugins, WordPress, NoFollow, DoFollow, Andy Beard, Link Love, Good Links, Lucia’s Linky Love Plugin[/tags]