Since my site updated to 4.7.4 the Insert Link isn’t working properly while using Chrome.
I usually do the following:
Write my text, highlight it and click Add Link (or CTRL+K)
In the window that pops up, add the link URL
So if I press the ENTER button at this point it all works.
However, I want my links to open in new tabs/windows so I press the Settings Cog icon on the right.
At this point, Chrome de-selects the text and when I accept the changes, nothing is added or changed from default text.
What it should be doing here, of course, is making the highlighted text into a link with the target=”_blank” attribute.
I tried the same flow in Edge and it works fine. So not sure what in 4.7.4 changed enough to get on the bad side of Chrome 🙁
I notice a similar issue was mentioned on an earlier version of WordPress but there didn’t appear to be a solution in that thread.