links open new window

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  • #121401

    luc8
    Member

    I’d like to add a few links to the ‘blogroll’ but would like for these to open in a separate window, so that the view does not then have to backtrack to my page after clicking. can this be done?

    #121502

    sulz
    Member

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=9152&page&replies=5
    a quick search in the forum using your title leads to this thread among others.

    pls note that this method is frowned upon by some readers as it is considered bad to allow a new browser to pop up without the reader’s permission.

    #121503

    timethief
    Member

    Yes this can be done. If you check the forum searchbox you will find instructions. Do be aware though that many of us do not appreciate not having control over our own browsers and will not return to blogs where this tactic is employed. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=open+link+in+new+window

    edit: waving to sulz – simultaneous typing :)

    #121504

    drmike
    Member

    To answer the question though, take a look at the Target tab along the right hand side when you create or edit a blogroll link. Choose the _blank or _top option. _bloank is just a new window. _top is a new window on top of your current window.

    But as noted, it’s now a days considered rude and breaks the accessability guidelines of both XML and those with visability issues.

    #121517

    weirdscience
    Member

    I learn new etiquette every day…hehe. I think I have some links that open in new windows-gonna go change them. :)

    #121518

    drmike
    Member

    yeah, it’s one of those “If I wanted the link to open in a new window, I’d do it myself!” type things. “My browser = My rules”

    I think in firefox, can’t you override those somehow?

    #121552

    katm
    Member

    I don’t know if you can with the base install. I’ve added Tab Mix Plus and I have all my links open in new tabs by setting my preferences through the add-on. I don’t know if it works the other way though.

    #121578

    nosysnoop
    Member

    I have them open new windows when I lead them to a video which might take longer for them to load depending on their connection. They can leave that window opened until it fully loads and continue doing whatever in the other window.

    #122058

    signedbybrad
    Member

    I’m glad I found y’all to explain why I don’t want to do it. Came looking for code and found enlightenment.

    #122059

    timethief
    Member

    The forum search box is full of useful information.I’m glad you found what you needed in it. :)

    #122062

    I’ve noticed a trend to offer a global setting for opening a new window from within a blog. Here’s one example with the checkbox near the top:

    http://www.atrios.blogspot.com/

    Might make a good widget.

    #122063

    timethief
    Member

    For whom?

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