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  • Currently I have a link setup via the Write -> Pages function in the WordPress admin function and I would like this link to open in a new window as opposed to taking over my blog window.

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  • Ctrl+click
    Right-click >> Open in new window

    sure that works, but i am talking about by default. when soneone clicks on it that it will open in a new window sort of like the _blank command.

    Im not sure I follow. If you want one of the links that you wrote in a Page to open in a new window. When you write your Page stuff, then in there you want a link – just add the link from the clicktags and add the target=”_Blank” to the
    Your Link text
    Im sorry if Ive misunderstood your question.

    ahhhh – damit – forgot to textit
    IM Specialresor Travel Resources
    🙂 sorry new to WP

    oh for heavens sake – someone better tell me how to include code as text
    a href=”” TARGET=”_blank” > Your link text etc [/code]
    maybe this time?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Murry – look for the backtick
    On my UK keyboard, it’s to the left of the 1 and also has the ¬ character on it.

    Enclosing <code> allows the <brackets> to be seen

    Ohhhh – wally – thanks – I used the single quote comma – didnt realise after all these years of programming thats what a “backtick” was – embarressment.
    on my keyord its on the bottom, key with the ¬and ¦ and woho `
    ta Podz

    Thanks for your help everyone. Had a major brain fart / poop.

    I think that I want to do the same as you.

    When I post a link in one of my articles, it will default to this …
    <a href="">xxxx</a>
    where I want it to default to this…
    <a href="" target="_blank">xxxx</a>

    I tried to dig around in the “quicktags.js” file, but so far, no success. I am sure that I AM in the right place though.


    RazorSA, near the end of quicktags.js look for the edInsertLink function, and change this line:

    edButtons[i].tagStart = '<a href="' + URL + '">';


    edButtons[i].tagStart = '<a href="' + URL + '" target="_blank">';

    Damn… I had actually already done that… But my browser had obviously cached the js file…

    Thanks for your help man! It is working now!

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