Opens external links in a new tab or a or new window. You can set URLs that should either be forced to open in a new window or ignored.
The plugin produces XHTML Strict compliant code and is search engine optimized (SEO).
Most other plugins perform a hack by altering the
target parameter (i.e.
<a href="http://somewhere.example" target="_blank">). That method is not XHTML Strict compliant.
If you need a more advanced plugin, with more options try our free WP External Links plugin.
The plugin conflicts with other plugins that change the links’ `onClick´ attribute.
Kristian Risager Larsen — kezze.dk
- Copy the plugin to /wp-content/plugins/
- Activate the plugin.
- Eventually, change the settings in Settings->External Links.
Contributors & Developers
“External Links in New Window / New Tab” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
“External Links in New Window / New Tab” has been translated into 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.
Interested in development?
- minor security fixes
- security fix reported by Automattic
- added flyout menu
- minor update
- WebFactory took over development
- minor fixes
- 40,000 installs; 178,750 downloads
Verified compatibility with WordPress 5.0
Updated: Danish translation
Verified compatibility with WordPress 4.0
Added: Plugin logo for WordPress 4.0
Added: Dutch translation.
Added: Possibility to force and ignore user-defined strings in URLs. This feature has been requested.
Added: Lithuanian and Danish translation.
Fixed: Deprecation warning (Thanks to boo1865)
Fixed: Removes target attribute from links instead of setting the attribute to null. (Thanks to crashnet)
Fixed: Credits to Tom Köhler (Charset).