Open All Links/External Links of a website in New Tab/Window
Open all links in a new tab or open all external links of a website in a new tab – Couple of days back, I have created a job portal website like Sarkari Result. After completion of the design, I met a requirement to open all internal and external links of my website in a new window.
So, I notched my head and started thinking about how this requirement can be met. Because I am in this blogging business for the last two years and all the time, we have tried opening a single link in a new tab.
As you know opening a single link in a new tab or new window is like a bread and butter. We just have to change our code a bit.
For example – See the HTML code given below. The keyword (target=”_blank”) fits perfect and do the needful to open a link in a new tab.
<a href="https://okeyravi.com" target="_blank">This link will open in new window/tab</a>
Other than this if you are using Gutenberg Editor, Classic Editor, Elementor Page Builder, Beaver Builder Page builder or any other page builders then you will get a lot of customization options for a link.
So, now the question comes what if we have to open every link of a WordPress website in a new tab or if we only want to open only external links.
If you want to open all links irrespective of they are internal or external links in a new tab or new window then try the code given below.
Open your header.php file and add this code just above </head>. It will do the rest.
If you have such requirements in which you want only external or outbound links to be open in a new tab or new window. Then this code will be helpful.
Open your header.php file and add this code just above </head>
Note – In the above code in place of “ENTER your Main Website URL here”, use your main domain link
So, accordingly based on the requirements or our website we may have to navigate each member to a new tab on a link click or only if they click on external links.
We have provides codes for both cases. Make sure to use them and leave a comment below after using it, if it is working fine.
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