Starting with version 2.2.2 of the JCE Content Editor for Joomla, there is a new feature that automatically creates a link from a URL in your text. This can be a real pain if you often type example URLs that are fake. For example, when writing How To procedures, you might write a URL like http://mysite.com.
JCE Content Editor 2.2.2 +, the awesome editor for Joomla, added a new feature that can be a real pain: Auto URL Linking. Auto URL Linking automatically turns a url in your text into a link.
For example, if you type http://mysite.com, JCE editor automatically makes it a link.
This could be a nice feature if you always want to make URLs in your text into links. But there are a couple reasons not to make URLs links:
- For Search Engine Optimization purposes, you don’t want too many outgoing links.
- If you write “How To” procedures like I do, you often write example urls; eg, http://mysite.com.
The problem is that if you don’t notice the auto linking, you get links you don’t want, or, if you use example (fake) URLs in a procedure, Google will pick them up as broken links.