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Links can open in a new window?

  1. Links can open in a new window?

    I'm not talking about link in a post. I'm talking about the links that are added using the "add link" function from the blogroll menu. Is there a way that you can access the HTML of those links?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Not as far as I know, alas. I suppose you could delete teh blogroll altogether and code it in by hand with a text widget designed to open every link in a new window. Word of warning: the Web Nazis say that's against their (completely arbitrary) accessibility rules. I, personally, find it useful that way.

  3. You can set the target on the link entry form.

    Go to: Blogroll->Manage Blogroll->Edit (for whichever link you want to have open in a new window)

    On the right hand side of the screen, below Categories, there's a box labeled Target. Click the radio button for _blank and Save Changes. Voila! Your link now opens a new window.

    The other ones are _top, which breaks you out of a frame (unnecessary here, since wp.com doesn't use frames) and none, which is the default.

  4. Don't forget that it's considered bad form to force a reader's browser to open a new window when clicking a link.

    You'll also find that the "target" is a deprecated tag and will break W3 standards. If you care about that sort of thing... ;)

  5. Thanks all, especially judyb12!

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