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WordPress Announcement: WordPress 5.3 Adopts Rel UGC Nofollow Link Attribute

WordPress Announcement: WordPress 5.3 Adopts Rel UGC Nofollow Link Attribute

To all the WordPress developers and any WordPress development companies here is an announcement to share. WordPress declared the version 5.3 appearing in the coming month is going to adopt Google’s Rel UGC Nofollow link attribute. Let’s check some benefits of WordPress.

Benefits of using WordPress for Your Website

→ No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required:- WordPress is an independent framework and doesn’t require HTML editing software, (for example, Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver). You can make another page or blog post, formatted content, transfer pictures (and alter them), transfer records, video documents, picture displays, and so on, all without the requirement for extra HTML or FTP programming. 

→ Web crawlers Love WordPress Sites:- The code behind WordPress is extremely perfect and basic, making it simple for web indexes to peruse and list a webpage’s substance. What’s more, each page, post, and picture can have its own meta label catchphrases, portrayal, and title, and be advanced for explicit keywords, taking into account exact website improvement. You can likewise utilize labels to further improve your site design improvement endeavors. 

→Customized Website Design:- WordPress offers exclusive features to design your website. The look and feel of the site can be 100% customized so your image can radiate through on your site and give a one of a unique experience to your guests. 

→Built-in Blog Ready to Use:- Since WordPress was initially made as a blogging stage, blogging abilities are inherent and are anything but difficult to coordinate, whenever wanted. Setting up RSS/email to your blog, remarking capacities, and naturally including the latest blog post to different pages of the website (your landing page, for instance) are likewise easy to set-up, and help to broaden your organization’s span and make your webpage increasingly powerful.

→ Make Most Use of Plugin:- Need to include an occasion schedule, video exhibition, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Page, and more to your site? WordPress makes this conceivable with modules, a large portion of which are free or sensibly estimated. 

Announcement in UGC Nofollow Attribute to WordPress Sites

A point to make a note to Website Development Company is on the starting of November 12 2019, all the links in the comment section will by default or automatically use the UGC no follow link attribute. WordPress is one of the top CMS – content management systems over the web. With the release of the version 5.3 in the next month, the change will be officially adopted and applied everywhere. 

Let me tell you how you use UGC attribute:-

UGC stands for User Generated Content. Below is the words 

WordPress Code Usage Explanation

How WordPress explains the change in the comment section

         “In WordPress 5.3, wp_rel_nofollow_callback() will be deprecated in favor of more generic callback function, wp_rel_callback(), which is now used to add other rel attribute values to a specified link.

         wp_rel_callback() is used by the existing wp_rel_nofollow() function to add a single “nofollow” value, and with the new wp_rel_ugc() function, developers can add both “nofollow” and “ugc” values to the rel attribute.”

WordPress also shared on how to use new code

      $link = ‘<a href=””>User generated link example</a>’;

      $ugc_link = wp_rel_ugc( $link );

      echo $ugc_link;

     // output: <a href=”” rel=”nofollow ugc”>User generated link                  example</a>

If you are using any plugin which is connected to UGC and links, then there is an update to their code to support the new code. Change in the old code to new code is shown below

The old callback:


The new callback:


As per Google, it will go for rel=ugc. No other search engine has any hints about the code, so to adopt all the search engines, WordPress will output the UGC nofollow in a manner that supports all search engines.

Search Engine Compatibility Code

Below is the code:

    “rel=”nofollow ugc”

For WordPress Publishers 

Using this code will help Google to understand link was created by someone outside of the publisher’s control and that the link should not be trusted. But as such there is no ranking advantage using this UGC no follow attribute.


Using this attribute there is no ranking advantage which helps reduce spam to the website. As, Google is supporting UGC attribute the spam links will be ignored and it will be clean trouble free traffic to the website so it will be good to the WordPress development company making WordPress websites. 

Author Bio:

Meshur Ahir is a young enthusiast who Loves Internet Marketing and is always eager to share useful and authentic content to help others. He believes in Learning, Sharing and keep growing together. A Computer Science Engineer By Chance and Working as a Digital Marketing Consultant in Pixlogix Infotech Pvt. Ltd. by Choice.

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