Why is Wordpress Putting Links In Our Source Code?

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Hey Guys,

I just noticed that wordpress automatically puts links within your source code ===>

<li id="wp-admin-bar-wporg"><a class="ab-item" href="http://wordpress.org/">WordPress.org</a> </li>
<li id="wp-admin-bar-documentation"><a class="ab-item" href="http://codex.wordpress.org/">Documentation</a> </li>
<li id="wp-admin-bar-support-forums"><a class="ab-item" href="http://wordpress.org/support/">Support Forums</a> </li>
<li id="wp-admin-bar-feedback"><a class="ab-item" href="http://wordpress.org/support/forum/requests-and-feedback">Feedback</a> </li>

I'm assuming that's by what's in the /wp-admin/ dashboard like "Other Wordpress News" and "Wordpress Blog" ....

...I tried deleting these off the wordpress dashboard but couldn't. Is their a way to delete these? Or is this a bad idea? I'm assuming this has got to hurt our SEO, right?

if anyone can share their ideas, it would be greatly appreciated.

In Many thanks,
Kyle
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    It looks like links inside your admin panel. Why would you want to get rid of them?
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    Originally Posted by KylePeters View Post

    Why is Wordpress Putting Links In Our Source Code?
    Because you're using their software for completely free...
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHeid
    there is a security plugin which helps you to delete these lines.

    sorry but i can not remember the name
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    • Profile picture of the author m00d
      I believe this plugin allows you to remove all WP branding as well as the links.
      WordPress › White Label CMS « WordPress Plugins

      There is another plugin I use from WPMU DEV that removes the links but you must be a member to download it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Myles Sinclair
        Kyle, are you sure these links appear in the source code of your website?

        I build my own themes, and they don't appear in mine. The links are meant to be in your dashboard, and should not affect your seo in any way. The wp-admin files are not indexed.

        Edit. I should have waited. It seems that Istvan has sussed what is probably happening!
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    <sigh...>

    Did you try logging out from your own WP and take a second look at your source code?

    What you have pasted above is the code of that "black" admin bar at the top that you see while logged in. What is not to understand there?
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    • Profile picture of the author KylePeters
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      <sigh...>

      Did you try logging out from your own WP and take a second look at your source code?

      What you have pasted above is the code of that "black" admin bar at the top that you see while logged in. What is not to understand there?
      Thanks Istvan,

      You are right! And if I never asked stupid questions, then I would never learn, and never understand.... but now I understand.

      Thanks once again
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