en WordPress.com Forums › Ideas link won’t open in new window Author Posts April 29, 2006 at 7:39 pm #12146 3leftturnsMember when i compose a new post that includes a link, the link won’t open in a new window. how can i enable a link to open in a new window? ty April 29, 2006 at 9:04 pm #12349 cornellMember in the html for the link before the closing /> put in target=”_blank”. That will force the link to open in a new window. I should mention that it’s considered bad form to do that, but I’ve never figured out why! Collin April 30, 2006 at 1:54 am #12371 vivianpaigeMember If you are using the Rich Editor to set your links, the second line gives you an option to open in the same window or in a new window. (I agree with you, Collin.) April 30, 2006 at 7:50 pm #12421 drmikeMember It’s considered back form as 1) It’s an accessability issue and 2) “If I want to open a new window, I’ll do it myself. Don’t you dare tell me I have to open a new window!” old farts like myself. :) I agree though. Links off of site I like to open in a new window. April 30, 2006 at 9:02 pm #12436 cornellMember Thanks for the info Mike! Yep, I like opening links in a new window (or tab as I use Opera), but just holding the shift button and clicking the link will force a new tab. :) Author Posts The topic ‘link won’t open in new window’ is closed to new replies.