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  • BoomerAl


    It took forever for me to find a solution to this problem for my site (, so I have elected to share the knowledge here in case it can help others.

    I use target=”_blank” for links I wish to be opened in a new browser tab or window. This worked fine until I activated the WP Google Analytics 1.4.1 plug-in. Then all my external links began to open in the same window.

    Not knowing this was the cause of my problem, I researched and tried several recommended solutions, including independent plug-ins designed to open external links in new windows. None solved the problem. I finally came across an obscure reference to Google Analytics interfering with Word Press’ ability to open external links in a new window.

    Once I deactivated the WP Google Analytics plug-in, everything immediately worked correctly. Just FYI…

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