Opens external links (starting with
https://) in a separate browser window (or tab). You can also specify certain URLs that should either be forced to open in a new window or ignored.
The plugin produces XHTML Strict compliant code and is also search engine optimized (SEO).
Most other plugins perform a hack by altering the
target parameter (i.e.
<a href="http://somewhere.example" target="_blank">). That method is not XHTML Strict compliant.
* The plugin conflicts with other plugins that change the links’ `onClick´-attribute.
- Copy the plugin to /wp-content/plugins/
- Activate the plugin.
- Eventually, change the settings in Settings->External links.
My Social Media links REFUSED to responds to target_blank – was pulling my hair out with coding – this is great!
El plugin ha dejado de funcionar…
I use this embedded plugin-code, but is doesn’t work:
Thank you so much, it works fantastic. None of the other similar plugins worked for me at all.
Wow! No way! I wasted 8 months on looking a plugin like this that can work with woo commerce and nothing worked but this one! This plugin is definitely one of the best plugin I have ever used. This developer is obviously a genius…
Thank you! A donation will follow soon… i need to dig in to the plugin more 🙂
I’m using a theme where social media icons can’t be set to open in a new tab…….not even when creating new header and footer php files in a child theme with custom code from theme authors. Anyway, long story short, this plugin works perfectly and my social media icons now open a new browser tab…..sweet! Thanks!!
Contributors & Developers
“Open external links in a new window” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Verified compatibility with WordPress 4.0
Added: Plugin logo for WordPress 4.0
Added: Dutch translation.
Added: Possibility to force and ignore user-defined strings in URLs. This feature has been requested.
Added: Lithuanian and Danish translation.
Fixed: Deprecation warning (Thanks to boo1865)
Fixed: Removes target attribute from links instead of setting the attribute to null. (Thanks to crashnet)
Fixed: Credits to Tom Köhler (Charset).