Right now, all over the internet there are people clicking on images on WordPress sites for no purpose. Why?
As a mouse cursor passes over an image, they see a hand cursor, indicating that the image is a link to something. On clicking, to their surprise, all they see is an image of the image… They then need to use the browsers back button to return to the web page.
This is NOT a good user experience because it undermines the convention that clickable images are real links. There may also be negative implications for search engine optimization (SEO).
- This plugin’s readme.txt file was generated by the bitacre Readme Generator for WordPress Plugins.
- Download the latest zip file and extract the
- Upload this directory inside your
- Activate โRemove Image Linksโ on the โPluginsโ menu in WordPress.
- Optionally, click โSettingsโ under the plugin name to change its settings.
- Why does this happen?
This occurs because, by default, when an image is added to a post or a page from the media library, WordPress adds a link to an image itself if the writer forgets (or does not know about) the need to click the No Link button at the time of insertion.
Contributors & Developers
“Remove Image Links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Pointless update for WordPress 4.4
- Added requested text
- Fixed Linkss typo
- Cleaned up code and commenting.
- Added options page and menu items.
- Changed license to CC-BY 2.5.
- Actually fixed closing link tag not being removed.
- Fixed closing link tag not being removed.
- First released version.
- There may still be bugs, but I can’t find any.