How To Make A Link
Open In A New Window
One of the most common question on WordPress is how to make a link (hyperlink) open in a new window.
This is important because when we link out, we usually do not want someone leaving our wordpress blog entirely. We prefer links to open in addition to our own site, not replacing our own site. WordPress fortunately makes this easy!
In older versions of Internet Explorer (IE) this setting will make the link open in a new window. However, Firefox/Chrome/etc is tab based and will open this same link in a new tab. Same idea only slightly different (and relatively inconsequential) result.
When editing your post, select (highlight over) the words you want to make linked. Then click the chain link icon in your edit page (visual layout) toolbar. The icon looks something like this:
Now, the “Link URL” field, put in the destination where you want the link to go.
Now here’s the magic…
Below the URL and Title fields you will see a check box to open the link in a new window/tab.
That’s all there is to it! Simply check the box and then click “Add Link” and you’re good to go! Now your WordPress link will open in a new window when your visitor clicks it!
Hope you found this little tip useful! If you think others might benefit from learning it too I’d appreciate if you’d tweet, facebook share, digg or bookmark it! Have other wordpress questions? Leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to use them in future posts!
~ Kim ~
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This post was originally published May 3rd, 2010 and was updated on February 6th, 2015