How to Disable Links With Only CSS
Agreed, this is a bit of a hack.
To keep things streamlined with WordPress, I had to implement this hack the other day, where I wanted to disable tag links on just 1 page.
Instead of fiddling with a new plugin, I found it easier, in this case, to disable the link in the template engine with pure CSS.
The magic to remove the link feature lies in
pointer-events while the rest ensures it doesn't look like one.
This approach is available to all major browsers: CSS pointer-events (for HTML)