If you are wondering how to make all or specific external links from your website to open in a new tab, you have come to the right place. We are going to achieve this functionality in your WordPress site by making use of the Open external links in a new window plugin.
Most of the other plugins perform the same operation in a non XHTML compliant way by altering the
Steps to Open All External Links in a New Window on WordPress
Step 1 – Install and activate the Open external links in a new window (by Kristian Risager Larsen) plugin from the WordPress.org plugin repository.
Step 2 – Once the plugin is activated, it works out of the box and no further configuration is needed.
Step 3 – But in case you want to perform additional configuration, you can do so by opening the Settings–>External Links page.
Step 4 – If you add any parameters in the above screen, don’t forget to save changes using the button present at the bottom. That’s it – now the plugin is fully configured.
Thus I hope this article helped you in learning how to open external (outbound) links in a new tab in WordPress. If you liked this post, you may also want to see my post on how to add Facebook-like reactions feature to posts in WordPress.