How to Manage All External & Internal Links In WordPress

Istiak Rayhan

Accept that at times, you might need to manage all links of your entire WordPress blog. It could be updating anchor text, adding or removing nofollow tag, editing links etc.

It would be tough for you to check each post individually and fix the links.

Recently I faced an issue. Some of my cloaked affiliate links  got indexed my Google. Before removing the indexed links from Google , I had to make sure that all affiliate links are tagged as nofollow.

But it’s not an easy task to go on each individual post where the links are being used and fix this manually. Then I discovered the plugin “Outbound Link Manager“.

Though it named as outbound link manager, you can also manage your internal links by using this plugin. This plugin helps you to manage all internal & external links from one place.

How to Manage All Links (Internal & External) in WordPress

Though the plugin Outbound Link Manager hasn’t been updated in over 2 years, it worked great for me and should work for you too. But I would suggest you to delete the plugin once your task has done.

So let’s see how it works.

1. At first, install the Outbound Link Manager plugin. (How to Install Plugin)

2. Once you’ve activated the plugin, go to WordPress Dashboard > Links Manager > Manage.

Then you’ll get all links on one place displaying on several pages. All links from all your posts and pages can be managed in an easy way.

Outbound Link Manager
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You can edit link/anchor text and add/remove nofollow tag by using one-click options. You can also filter your post based on date and categories.

If you are going to fix nofollow tag, here is an advice for you. Use the Chrome extension “Nofollow” to find out Nofollow link easily. This extension outlines nofollow links with red dot line.

You can use Whitelist & Blacklist functions to set rules when a nofollow tag should be added. Use this options if you have a plan to use this plugin for longer time.

blacklist whitelist links
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  • Add domains to the whitelist: all other links will be removed or nofollow will be added.
  • Add domains to the blacklist: all links to these domains will be removed or nofollowed, other links will not change.

Also Read: How (And When) to Add Nofollow Tag to a Link

Hope this plugin helps you manage all links of your WordPress blog. If you find this post useful, help me by sharing this post Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

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  1. Hello,
    I have a strange issue. I used a plugin for cloaking affiliate URLs and then I deleted one link in the plugin settings. But the CLOAKED Link still exists on the blog page.

    So my concern is I totally want to remove the hyperlink, which is not working now.. How to do that?

    1. To fix it up, you’ll need to find the blog posts where you added the deleted link. Then unlink ‘the deleted link’ from every blog post.

  2. Hello Istiak Rayhan,

    Great Post,

    This is one of the great post but one thing i would like to ask that is, if we will add links manually then it will be more beneficial or not because a lot of plugins and themes can increase blog loading time.

    is it right or not?

    thanks and regards

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