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Accessible External Text Links

Description

I created this plugin to make external text links more accessible to people with disabilities by displaying an image with an alternative that informs the user that the link will open in a new window. Thanks to Romain Gervois.

Screenshots

  • The plugin in action

Installation

  1. Upload accessible_external_links folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go into the admin panel of the plugin and fill the ‘Image alternative text (alt attribute content)’ field with the alternative you fish to display default : “Opens in a new window”
  4. add a class of “external” on the links you wish to open in a new window.

For example use <a class='external' href='your link url'>My Link</a>

If you encounter some problems with icon positionning you can add a class of :
a.external img{} in your theme style.css file to control the image positionning

FAQ

Does it works with ie6

Actually not, and it’s not planned for the moment.

Contributors & Developers

“Accessible External Text Links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0 [2012-01-22]

  • Initial release

1.1 [2012-07-15]

  • Fixed not working with Internet Explorer 8

1.2 [2013-10-20]

  • Added inline style on img tag so image displays correctly right to external link

1.3 [2013-10-20]

  • Modified alternative text input width
  • Added screenshot in readme.txt

1.4 [2013-10-20]

  • fixed JavaScript error