WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

[Plugin: Feed WordPress] This has been posted before, but without answers (6 posts)

  1. whozitsdad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using the Freewordpress plugin, currently using one feed. I was able to modify the code so on the main page (category is news) the links open in a new window.

    However, if the visitor goes to the actual page with the feeds:
    http://www.grumpyoldcaddie.com/grumpy/?cat=11 the links do not open up in a new window.

    Any advice on what file I need to modify?
    TIA
    Terry

  2. whozitsdad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Anyone?

  3. whozitsdad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Perhaps the question wasn't clear enough. Any advice would be appreciated.

  4. scottsemple
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In general, it's best practice to never have links open in new windows. It's seen as trying to control user behavior and most people hate it. More info here: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9605.html

  5. aaronghawkins
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I disagree. From a publisher standpoint, the last thing anyone wants is to immediately take a visitor away from his/her site. Also, I know lots of people who open links in new tabs so they can come back to them later.

    I recommend this post:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-feedwordpress-i-want-title-link-to-open-in-new-window

  6. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well since we are all disagreeing, I disagree with your disagreement

    It isn't your job to tell people what to do. Everyone should know how to open a link in a new tab by right clicking

    Plus you are messing with accessibility, and that's bad

    Everyone knows how the back button works as well

    I recommend this information:
    http://www.searchenginejournal.com/when-not-to-use-target_blank-link-attribute/19924/#
    http://doteduguru.com/id1765-user-experience-and-target_blank.html
    http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_16_not_opening_new_windows.html
    http://forums.htmlcenter.com/usability-accessability/613-dont-open-new-windows-target-_blank.html

    Need I go on.......

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic