How to Remove Default Image Links in WordPress - WPTRINITY

How to Remove Default Image Links in WordPress

By default, when you upload an image in WordPress it is automatically linked to the image file or the attachment page. If users click on the image they are then taken to a new page away from your post.

Here is how you can easily stop WordPress from automatically linking image uploads. All you have to do is to add this code snippet to your functions file:

function wpe_imagelink_setup() {
    $image_set = get_option( 'image_default_link_type' );
     
    if ($image_set !== 'none') {
        update_option('image_default_link_type', 'none');
    }
}
add_action('admin_init', 'wpe_imagelink_setup', 10);

Now when you upload a new image in WordPress, it will not be automatically linked. You can still link it to the file or attachment page if you want.

Disable default image links in WordPress