How to Set WordPress Images Link to None by Default

Older version of WordPress allowed you to set inserted images “link to none” and it would always stay like that unless you changed those settings. But now with the newer version of WordPress any images inserted to any post would default back to “link to media.”

If you don’t want the “Link URL” associated with your images follow these simple steps.

Log into the secret”  WordPress options admin page: to change the default settings.

Replace the with your website name.

Look for “image_default_link_type.” The value will show as file.

The only options that can go there are


Change it to none Scroll down and click “save changes”


From now on by default your images link would be set to none.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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