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Image widget - want link to open in new window

  1. Hi,

    I'm trying to get an image widget (right hand sidebar, w/ colourful tree) to open in a new window when someone clicks on it - rather than taking you away from the page you're on.

    I know it's in the html and think I should be inserting --- target="_blank">janindaltonmarketing.com somewhere....but don't know where, or how to do this.

    Thanks, in advance, for the technical help!

    The blog I need help with is tanyameyers.com.

  2. You will have to use a text widget.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/#visual-editor-links
    In the html editor (as well as in text widgets), instead of this:
    <a href="URL HERE">TEXT HERE</a>
    you write this:
    <a href="URL HERE" target="_blank">TEXT HERE</a>

  3. Thanks....but I'm still confused.

    I'm looking at the support document you referenced, and it shows me how to get to the html editor -- but it is only for website pages - not widgets.

    I added the text widget, but then couldn't go any farther b/c I couldn't find the html for widgets.

  4. There is not option provided in the image widget to do that > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/image-widget/
    If you are not skilled at coding then you can create a draft post and create the link in it. Switch to the HTML editor, copy the code and paste it into a text widget. Then delete the draft post. Alternatively see here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/codes-useful-for-text-widgets/

  5. Thanks and thanks for the code "cheat".

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