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Open RSS Links In Blank (new) Window In 2.8.4 (5 posts)

  1. Terry
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Greetings to all!

    I had been using the method at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/199485 to open RSS feeds from my widgets in 2.8.3. Now that I have updated to 2.8.4 this method will not work.

    Does anyone know what I can change in 2.8.4? Tired the above after update and no workie.

    Sure would be nice if the wonderful:) WP coders would make this a standard feature...

    Thanks in advance for the help.


  2. Terry
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No help at all? Very surprised that others are not interested in opening rss feed links in new windows.

  3. dolby_uk
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Unfortunately I don't think it's that simple to do without modifying the WordPress source code, as I don't think there's anything you can filter to add the target="_blank" code in.

    However, this could be done with a javascript function which grabbed all links with the appropriate selector ".widget_rss a" and forced them to open in a new window. Once I test some code, I'll try and post some sample code back here.

  4. dolby_uk
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Or you can use the Better RSS Widget plugin - developed to handle this need.

  5. dolby_uk
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The Javascript will be similar to this: WordPress Twitter Tools widget open in a New Window

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