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Default Checked Link


The default link functionality is to open on the same browser page. If you want the link to be opened in a new page, you need to create the link and then enable the check box. This can be quite annoying when you always want the link to open in a new window.

This plugin enables the check box to be ticked by default so that a link always opens in a new window every time you insert/edit link.


  • The above screenshot shows how the check box will look by default after the plugin is enabled.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/default-new-window-link-opener directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


December 18, 2016
Finally to create a link to a new page it is not needed to click the ckeckbox anymore.
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Contributors & Developers

“Default Checked Link” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • First version – Enable by default the checkbox in a new window.


  • Update text description.
  • Add Security check.


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