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Why the RSS widget doesn't open new tabs ?

  1. Hi there !
    I was wondering why the RSS widget doesn't redirect the user on a new tag when one clicks on one of the RSS posts ? The Twitter widget does, but the RSS widget doesn't.
    As a consequence, the user has to exit the blog and come back (if one ever does), which isn't very convenient.
    Is there something that could be done ?
    Thank you for everything,
    GG

    The blog I need help with is frenchanimation.wordpress.com.

  2. Why would they exit the site when we can open the link in another tab?

  3. I must apologize for not making myself clear. I'll try to give another shot...

    When the user clicks on a link in the RSS widget, WordPress doesn't automatically open a new tab to display the content of the external URL.

    On the contrary, the external URL is being displayed in the same tab - and therefore the user exits the WordPress blog.

    Is that any better ?

  4. I understood you the first time. Previous to the introduction of tabbed browsing this was significant. Now it is not. There is no way to change the widget.

  5. Alright. Too bad.
    Thank you anyway

  6. To open links in a new window in the Text (HTML) editor in posts and pages (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>
    However, that cannot be done when you use the RSS widget.

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