External Links in New Window / New Tab

Beschrijving

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).
This is done using JavaScript’s window.open()-function. It adds only a few lines of vanilla JavaScript to the page, and does not require any external libraries like jQuery.

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.
This plugin handles the links client-side, which lets search engines follow the links properly. Also, if a browser does not support JavaScript, the plugin is simply inactive, and does not result in any errors.

If you need a more advanced plugin, with more options try our free WP External Links plugin.

Credits
Inspired by the Zap_NewWindow plugin by Tom Köhler.
The banner is a photo by Monja Da Riva.

Translations
Danish by Kristian Risager Larsen
Dutch by Paul Staring
Lithuanian by Vincent G
Other translations will be appreciated!

Known bugs
The plugin conflicts with other plugins that change the links’ `onClick´ attribute.

Original developer
Kristian Risager Larsen – kezze.dk

Schermafbeeldingen

  • External links settings

Installatie

  1. Copy the plugin to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Eventually, change the settings in Settings->External Links.

FAQ

How to disable this plugin?

Just use standard Plugin overview page in WordPress admin section and deactivate it or rename plugin folder /wp-content/plugins/open-external-links-in-a-new-window over FTP access.

How can I report security bugs?

You can report security bugs through the Patchstack Vulnerability Disclosure Program. The Patchstack team help validate, triage and handle any security vulnerabilities. Report a security vulnerability.

Beoordelingen

15 juli 2024 1 reactie
It is working perfectly after installation. Don’t need any setup or configuration.
2 september 2023
I never realized that creating links could be so simple. The recent upgrade to WordPress 6.3 made the slider harder to enable. This plug-in helps me avoid all that hassle. Turns out, I was working to hard before version 6.3! (It used to be in the same pop-up menu when you entered in the URL for the link. 6.3 now makes you create the link, then edit it, open an advanced menu and then finally enable the slider button.)
28 maart 2023 1 reactie
Me ha sorprendido gratamente lo sencillo y eficiente que es. Muchas veces los clientes que editan contenidos se olvidan de linkar correctamente los enlaces externos… así queda resuelto. Es genial
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Bijdragers & ontwikkelaars

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Bijdragers

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Changelog

1.44

  • 2022-11-22
  • minor security fixes

1.43

  • 2022-05-06
  • security fix reported by Automattic

1.42

  • 2021-01-30
  • added flyout menu

1.41

  • 2020-10-21
  • minor update

1.4

  • 2019-08-26
  • WebFactory took over development
  • minor fixes
  • 40,000 installs; 178,750 downloads

1.3.3

Verified compatibility with WordPress 5.0

1.3.2

Updated: Danish translation

1.3.1

Verified compatibility with WordPress 4.0
Added: Plugin logo for WordPress 4.0
Added: Dutch translation.

1.3

Added: Possibility to force and ignore user-defined strings in URLs. This feature has been requested.
Added: Lithuanian and Danish translation.

1.2

Added: Translation-ready.

1.1.1

Fixed: Deprecation warning (Thanks to boo1865)

1.1.0

Changed: Better practice for opening links. The plugin now uses the onClick-attribute instead of writing JavaScript directly into the href-attribute. This enables users to right-click the link and open in a new window/tab, save the target etc.

1.0.1

Fixed: Removes target attribute from links instead of setting the attribute to null. (Thanks to crashnet)

1.0

Fixed: Credits to Tom Köhler (Charset).
Fixed: Links.

0.9

Initial release.