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q2a is adding nofollow-links to all posted URLs in:

1. qa-app-format.php: functions qa_html_convert_urls + qa_url_to_html_link, adding it as <a href="..." rel="nofollow">

For the last couple of months I used the workaround of displaying all posts while removing the rel="nofollow" attribute with preg_match.

Today I removed the nofollow directly from qa-app-format.php and assumed there would be nofollow attributes anymore, but there are!

As I am using the edit-history-plugin now, I can see what is going on in the database. It seems that the nofollow tag is added anyway, which makes me really wonder!

See revision example at: http://www.gute-mathe-fragen.de/revisions/1926


Can somebody enlighten me how to remove nofollow completely when a question is posted?


PS: Strange enough when posting the question the order is: <a rel="nofollow" href="link"> after editing the question and posting it again the order is: <a href="link" rel="nofollow"> ... just compare revision and original post (see html source "Funktionen").

PS2: I am using wysiwyig editor (CKeditor) but I could not find any line yet that says it is adding the nofollow tag...

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Alright I found the answer:

In qa-htmLawed.php I commented out:

line 515: // if(!preg_match('`\bnofollow\b`i', $a['rel'])){$a['rel'] .= ' nofollow';}

line 518: else{ //eetv (no nofollow): $a['rel'] = 'nofollow';

No there are no nofollow-links posted to the database anymore!

Update (easier):

1. open qa-base.php in qa-include/

2. comment out line 710 in $safe=htmLawed(...):
// 'anti_link_spam' => array('/.*/', ''), // do not set rel=nofollow


qa-htmLawed.php is a external class added to q2a to sanitize HTML, it will be updated in future q2a versions since it had already been update.