How to Remove Default Image Links

WordPress automatically links all images to their “attachment” pages. If you want to find out how to remove the default image links, you’ve come to the right place.

How to Disable Default Image Links

This is the Link to status that decides where an image will link:

screenshot of the Link To setting

The default Link to status for images in WordPress is “Media File”.  The Media File page, also known as the attachment page, is basically useless  since it’s just a page with the same image.

You probably don’t want every image in your post linking to a page that simply contains the image, but removing this link for every single image can be incredibly tedious.

Here’s the solution: No Image Link plugin.

This simple WordPress plugin will make the Link to status default to “None”. In other words, it removes the default image link.

Once you install this plugin, you won’t have to set the status to “none” ever again. You can still link your images if you’d like, but now you don’t have remove the image links by default.

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