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Open external links in a new window

Opens all (or specific) external links in a new window. XHTML Strict compliant and search engine optimized (SEO).

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Just works, period.
By , for WP 4.1.2

Just needed something to add this functionality for some areas of my site that didn't allow by default the option to open in a new window/tab. Of all the options I looked at, this one immediately stuck out for its wide range of supported WP releases and its small footprint (one PHP file 7KB in size). Lets me know that the methodology isn't so entrenched in WP functions that it's trying to be more than it needs to be. Many thanks!

Just works
By , for WP 4.1.1

Install and forget - it just works! Internal links open in the same tab, external links open in a new tab. Works instantly on every link on your site. Thanks!

Good!
By , for WP 4.1.1

Works just fine :)

Help-me
By ,

Hello! Awesome!
How can I configure more than one link to a new window?

GREAT!
By ,

its exactly what i was searching for and really good working, nothing to set up.

Works perfectly
By , for WP 3.8.1

Tested this plugin and works perfectly in version 3.8.1.

good work
By , for WP 3.8.1

it work in buddypress!

So good and so basic, should be part of core.
By ,

Keeps visitors from accidentally abandoning our sites, offers cleaner code than target=_blank, and is a lot more convenient than adding that to every link. Works every time, and is on my short list.

So easy, so necessary
By , for WP 3.6

If you include links to other sites in your posts, you risk losing readers if you don't force those links to open in new tabs/windows. We've always been diligent about manually selecting the option to open a link in a new window, but it's an easy thing to forget. This plugin eliminates those errors and keeps your site open on your readers' browsers while still allowing them to check out the links you feature.

Works right out of the box
By ,

Saved me a huge headache. Thank you! :)

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