Add "open in new window" checkbox to Media upload dialog window

  1. Inactive


    When you upload documents or other bits to a Page/Post and want them to link to internal/external resources in a new window, you are forced to change the link twice.

    I can upload a PDF to a page, use the FILE URL button to populate the link box if it happens to not already be populated, and then, only *after* inserting it onto the page, am I able to go back in and make the link open in an external window.

    It would really sweet if the same "Open Link in New Window/Tab" checkbox was just on the Media Upload dialog to begin with, then you could just insert stuff without having to jump through hoops.

    On a side note, the link-select process from the Visual Editor window is buggy and aggravating to use, and only actually prepopulates the link a fraction of times that you use it.


    img: http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/2246/wpupload.jpg

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  2. Gary Garchar

    The Target > Open link in a new window checkbox is totally, totally buried under advanced settings. It should be upfront and probably default for external links and links to images.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  3. Roy Randolph


    I agree 100%, make Open in New Window easy to find, that is just a too common of a feature to have you drilling deep for.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  4. DjamesAllen


    I'm very interesting by this idea, it's a good thing to add it in the new wordpress.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  5. dimlyburningwick

    I'm sorry - I'm not able to follow Gary's directions; can someone please guide me through it or tell me if this has been made easier to do -- in other words, give each step?
    Thank you!

    Posted: 6 years ago #

  6. Inactive


    Hi dimlyburningwick.

    Check out a screenshot here: img: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/n44w.jpg/

    After you upload your media (image/pdf/etc) you have to

    1. place it on the page
    2. then go back and click the LINK icon on the toolbar
    3. Once you get the popup, add the link and title, and check the "open in new window" box

    This is needlessly complicated for such a common process. They should move this to the first screen you see after upload prior to media placement on the page/post, since they are setting all sorts of other meta data at that point anyhow.

    Good luck!

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  7. digbymaass

    I totally agree.
    Basic, intuitive control is fundamentally lacking in just about every area of WordPress. This is but one tiny example.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  8. FGU Nord / Lars


    I agree on this

    Any plugin that can help with this??

    //Lars Copenhagen

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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