Support » Plugin: Page Links To » Link opens in new tab not working: #new_tab behind url.

  • Resolved Thomas


    So it’s basically what the title says. If I select the box “open in new tab” the link doesn’t open in a new tab, but instead opens in the same tab and puts “new_tab” behind the url.

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Same issue!

    Because of javascript dependence, wouldnt be better apply a solution to put a atribbute target=”blank” in post or page link?

    Plugin Author Mark Jaquith


    Can you each show me a page where this is happening? Give me the URL where the link appears, and tell me which link you’ve set to open in a new tab.

    The issue is tricky, because I do not have the ability to add a target attribute to all instance where a link is output. So this #new_tab method is a way for JavaScript code to look for links that should be opened in a new tab and make that happen. But as you’ve discovered, running JavaScript reliably can be difficult.

    Hi Mark, same issue – just installed the plug-in as my client is requesting some posts redirect to source content as opposed to the post content.

    Here’s the sample I set up – “Lingren: Thriving on Collaborative Global Investment” post opens the correct URL – but not in a new tab.

    **edit** – this issue only appears in Chrome (my version – Version 72.0.3626.119)

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by dburney. Reason: Further browser testing

    Isn’t it easier to overlay over the page or is it better for ranking and SEO [whiter hat] to do it with this plugin, i.e., pull in content, if I get it right is what this should do?

    Plugin Author Mark Jaquith


    @tekgirlymama Many sites will not let you “iframe” them for security reasons.

    @dburney the “Lingren: Thriving on Collaborative Global Investment” post opens in a new tab for me in Firefox and in Chrome.

    Thanks for your reply. I read Google came out now with a better iFrame solution – <portal src=””></portal> – for embeds with navigation to content.

    I’m having same issue—the #new_tab links are NOT opening in a new window. Also using Chrome, latest version.

    Has there been any resolution to this?

    Hello, I’m having this issue, too with #new_tab behind the URL but it’s not opening in a new tab. Is there a solution?

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