The WordPress team responsible for the official WordPress documentation has posted a new external link policy. The policy prohibits links to blogs on commercial sites, even if those sites do not sell their products. The response quickly became negative. Members of the WordPress development community associated with commercial sites claimed it was unfair. The goal is to protect your WordPress documents from abuse The goal of the new external link policy is to stop attempts to place links to "useful" articles on blogs on external commercial sites. According to a WordPress statement: "In the discussion of external link policies, we came to the conclusion that commercial blogging is not allowed, at least initially and for the time being.
So, before claiming that the popular ghost mannequin effect service plugin blog has valuable information, let's stop there. … This completely shifts the focus from the original idea. Benefits for document users. " advertisement Continue reading below According to the statement, its goal of benefiting document users is at the heart of the decision. The statement did not explicitly state that the decision may also reflect the specific goals of the official document. It's a resource for users to find answers. That's the point of the document, right? However, the official statement does not confirm that the purpose of the official WordPress document is so useful that it does not require users to be sent to another site.
The goal is clearly to save documentation editors from the hassle of having to crack down on commercial sites. Related: 18 popular link building tactics you should really avoid Loose definition of commercial site causes confusion Even more confusing, the definition of what constitutes a "commercial" site was defined to include the blogs of sites that sell nothing. "Therefore, whether WordPress plugin official blogs, theme official blogs, market or shop (including themes, plugins, etc.) official blogs, hosting official blogs, other service official blogs, etc. are for sale. Not allowed regardless of "".