Sometimes I find myself having to open WordPress links in a new tab and the links are located in my footer widgets or my primary or secondary navigation.
What have I been doing in the past?
However, what I don’t like to do, and what I’ve been doing in the past, is to create a custom link or page and install a plugin to open links in my footer in a new tab.
But this created another issue because the plugin would open WordPress links in a new tab for ALL links in my footer navigation. This caused pages on my site to open in a new tab when I simply wanted one or two links to open in a new tab.
What can I do differently?
Here’s how it works
- In your WordPress admin panel, navigate to Appearance > Menu
- In the upper righthand corner, click on “Screen Options” to open the dropdown menu.
- Tick the checkbox for “Link Target”
- Select the menu item(s) you want to open in a new tab and tick the checkbox “Open in a New Tab”.
- When done, press the save button to save your changes.
You’re done. You can now open WordPress links in a new tab without having to create a new page are install additional plugins to open specific links a new tab.
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’til the next episode,