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#45372 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Add nofollow to the link to the comment form login page.

Reported by: ishitaka Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords: has-patch close
Focuses: Cc:
PR Number:


Can we have rel="nofollow" added to this link please?


__( 'You must be <a href="%s">logged in</a> to post a comment.' ),

Attachments (1)

45372.patch (930 bytes) - added by mukesh27 15 months ago.

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Change History (11)

#1 @mukesh27
15 months ago

  • Component changed from Login and Registration to Comments
  • Keywords has-patch 2nd-opinion added

If above fix needs to add in core software then try attached patch. if it's not needed then close this ticket.

Last edited 15 months ago by mukesh27 (previous) (diff)

15 months ago


#2 @ishitaka
15 months ago

@mukesh27 thanks for your patch.
Your patch worked as what I wanted.

#3 @swissspidy
15 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Hi @ishitaka and welcome to Trac!

Can you please elaborate on why you think this is necessary? Search engines are discouraged to index the login page because of <meta name='robots' content='noindex,follow' /> anyway.

#4 @ishitaka
15 months ago

Hi @swissspidy

This link is displayed on the post page, so it can not be <meta name='robots' content='noindex,follow' />.
And I think that it is better not to index the login page.

#5 @swissspidy
15 months ago

@ishitaka What I meant is that the wp-login.php page itself contains <meta name='robots' content='noindex,follow' />. It is already protected from being indexed. Your proposed change would have no effect.

#7 @swissspidy
15 months ago

  • Keywords close added; 2nd-opinion reporter-feedback removed

Looking at that support thread, the issue is about the site https://answer-final.com/.

They have protected their login form using a special way: https://answer-final.com/wp-login.php. When you open that URL you'll get an error message and a 403 response code.

That's why Googlebot errors in that case. It's not something caused by WordPress or something that WordPress can mitigate.

Just google for "inurl:wp-login.php" and you won't find any WordPress login page indexed.

#8 @ishitaka
15 months ago

Because the login page is noindex, what about the idea that it is not necessary to dare follow?

#9 @ishitaka
15 months ago

Blocking access to wp-admin will result in a crawl error.

Last edited 15 months ago by ishitaka (previous) (diff)

#10 @SergeyBiryukov
14 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing per comment:7, as this appears to be an issue with a particular site, not with WordPress core.

The wp-login.php page already has the noindex tag, so the proposed change would have no effect.

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