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BWP External Links Released!

I’m glad to announce the availability of my 6th plugin: BWP External Links! This plugin gives you total control over external links on your website and it also comes with a comprehensive domain filtering feature.

Features at a glance

  • Allows you to add rel="external", rel="nofollow" or any custom relation tag you could think of to external links
  • Allows you to specify CSS classes for both local and external links
  • Allows you to choose whether or not to open a completely new window for each external link
  • Allows you to choose between three ‘new window’ modes: onclick, target or jQuery
  • Allows you to prefix external links with anything (typical use could be a redirection page that warns your visitors about the danger of visiting external sites)
  • Allows you to specify which sub-domain of your website/blog to be considered local
  • Allows you to specify which domains to be considered local (e.g. if you link to a lot you might want to force that domain local)
  • Allows you to forbid some domains (e.g., and replace links pointing to those domains with a custom string of your own (useful for filtering links in visitors’ comments)
  • WordPress Multi-site compatible (not tested with WPMU)

You can find detailed information as well as download links on this page: wordpress-plugins/bwp-external-links/

Please report any bugs by posting a comment below. Thank you!

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6 Opinions for BWP External Links Released!

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    Randi April 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm – Permalink

    Nice plugin with just the features I need with multiple local urls and all! However, it does not seem to processes the output from widgets, can that be right?

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      OddOneOut April 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm – Permalink

      Hi Randi!

      I’m glad you like it. But you’re right, this plugin only parse URLs in post text and comment text. In other words, it only filters the_content and comment_text. This should be improved in 1.1.0, along with other enhancements.

      Btw, there’s a template function called bwp_external_links that you can use in the mean time to manually parse some text. For example:

      echo bwp_external_links($content);

      Hope that helps 😉

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    Randi April 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm – Permalink

    Must say I’m impressed with such a quick answer 🙂 looking forward to future versions. Keep up the good work.

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      OddOneOut April 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm – Permalink

      You just comment in the right place at the right time ;). Btw, could you please translate this plugin to your language for me?

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        Randi April 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm – Permalink

        Check your inbox 🙂

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          OddOneOut April 16, 2011 at 8:32 pm – Permalink

          Now you check your inbox 😉

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