[wp-hackers] Credit Links

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Tue Aug 15 02:16:43 GMT 2006

___/ On Mon 14 Aug 2006 21:01:08 BST, [ Dr. Mike Wendell ] wrote : \___

> Greets:
> We went through this over on the phpNuke platform a few years back.
> It was the opinion of Free Software Foundation that a link had to be
> in there:
> What started it all:
> http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4947
> Francisco Burzi's response:
> http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=6966
> I had wondered about it since I see a number of themes that don't include it.

Intersting  stuff! Thanks for the information. I have always
thought  that  Francisco  Burzi's hardcoding of  the  footer
(with  acknowledgements)  was  a matter of vanity  and  self
interest.  I run two PHP-Nuke sites and I know it's hard  to
remove  that footer (I never have). All the 'out of the box'
themes appear to include the footer as well.

> I just tell my clients it has to be in there.  If they have an issue,
> I suggest a color change for that line to make it match the background
> or a nofollow tag. :)

The  former can get the Webmaster penalised for hidden links
(people  like  Matt Cutts have discussed this  before).  The
latter is more reasonable, IMHO.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Biophysics
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