How to force links to open in another browser window?

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  • #626489

    inbalancemag
    Member

    If someone reading one of my posts clicks on a link in the post, they leave my site. Is there any way the link can appear in a minimised browser window (as mentioned by someone but I didn’t ask how to do it) so they stay on my site?
    Blog url: http://inbalancemag.wordpress.com/

    #626628

    hewsut
    Staff

    Hi there,

    You can’t force them to open minimized, but you can force them to open in an new window by checking the “Open in a new window/tab” checkbox before inserting the link.

    #626657

    inbalancemag
    Member

    Thank you so much.

    Does it mean if I want to change the links in my existing posts I would have to go through them and delete them then check the Open in a new window/tab and reinsert the link?

    #626660

    macmanx
    Staff

    You won’t need to delete it. Just highlight the link and click the Link button again in the editor toolbar.

    #626745

    inbalancemag
    Member

    What are the advantages of getting readers to Open in a new window/tab? I have tried it out and can’t see a difference.

    #626753

    macmanx
    Staff

    Well, the link will open in a new window or tab, so they won’t actually leave your blog (your blog will still be open in the original window or tab).

    With that said, some folks may find this to be a bit of an annoyance, and there are browser add-ons (and some even with default settings) to prevent this.

    #626759

    inbalancemag
    Member

    Not sure whether to use it or not, don’t want to annoy people. I’ll try it with one or two perhaps.

    Thank you for your reply.

    #626760

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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