Hello, I do not know if I have just been convinced of the way the links look now:
can this be modified somewhere?
I can't find it.
This is a new feature which embeds website URLs to your posts, it generates widget with the website metadata and replaces the simple URL. Please follow to my reply and disable it if it makes slow your website: https://wpforo.com/community/how-to-and-troubleshooting-2/forum-speed-problem/#post-36361