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Marco's noFollow Plugin

This plugin allows you to add "rel" and "target" attributes to all outgoing links in articles on your Joomla!, so you can avoid to disperse the Page Rank on the web by setting the attribute rel = "nofollow" on all outbound links, and you can keep visitors on your site by setting the target = "_blank" attribute.

Configuration is very easy, simply select the action to be taken for the two attributes. You can enter the value if no value was specified, or force a value or remove it.

You can also add the code {mnf=off} at any point of a single item to explicitly disable the bot for a single item.

Apr 28th, 2014
* unified j2.5 & j3.x version
* better error handling
* php 5.4 strict code improvement

Mar 23rd, 2013:
* Joomla! 3.0 compatible!

Jan 18th, 2011:
* Joomla! 1.6 compatible!
* include/exclude css classes list
* minor code improvement

May 4th, 2010:
* Added rewriting for tag in clickable areas of image maps

April 25th, 2010:
* initial release

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Reviews: 15
This is the best one out there for this purpose. I already tries noext links plugin but it failed me.
Reviews: 7
Installed and configured on a Joomla 2.5 site with no issues. Now all external links are nofollow!
Reviews: 1
I didn't rate it because it would be unfair at this time. I am very new at this. I would really like you to explain how to configure. Thanks in advance. I had to rate, so I gave a good because it doesn't have any bad reviews except 1 and I think it was uncalled for.
Reviews: 2
Exelent working!And automaticaly.
Saves a lot of time. Thank you very much!
Reviews: 3
Excellent extension, Well done!
Simple and easy to canfigure... Definately recommend it!
Reviews: 1
I have added this to my 2.5 site and it was as easy as downloading mod (1.7 version) installing and turning the plug-in on. Works 100%, how it should and it could not be easier!! Thank very much for this guys
Reviews: 1
Marco's nofollow plugin saved me a lot of time.

It works great on my websites and in the one case where there seemed to be a conflict, I contacted the author and he was of great help!

Thank you very much Marco!
Reviews: 11
This plugin is excelent. Never forget the rel=nofollow and especialy perfect when you import RSS feeds with Feedgator or other RSS components.
Reviews: 16
I have been using this plug in on several of my sites and it work exactly as described. I have it set up to "set nofollow if rel not specified" and it works like a charm.

thanks again Marco
Reviews: 4
I would like to give this a solid review unfortunately I can't since when activated the plugin turns my home page "blank white" and finding help is difficult since the site is not in english.
Owner's reply

?? the linked page ( is in English, there is also an Italian version (of course).

Why did you not asked for help with the comments system or by sending an email, like everybody else? I always and try to support users. maybe you would understand the problem and wrote a review more in line with the others.

Reviews: 1
It has been months I've been using it, and is working quite fine. It's correctly adding nofollow tags to a links.
Indeed it's quite easy to install and use.
Thanks for this free extension.
Reviews: 2
Simple but effective. Thanks.
Reviews: 1
This is exactly what I was looking for and it was very easy to customize with a little php knowledge if you feel like doing so.

Install was as easy as point and click.
Reviews: 1
I have installed this new plugin to add nofollow to my article external links. This plugin is easy to use and works well for content links.But , it is not working for external link as image. it will be good if it adds nofollow to image link as well.