New Windows

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  • #1136290

    alabno
    Member

    My links on the sidebar don’t open new windows. I don’t want people to leave my site. How can I control it in an easy way?

    Is there something I can do?

    Thank you,

    Anna Labno

    The blog I need help with is annalabno.com.

    #1136456

    For links that you add to a text widget, you can use the target=”_blank” attribute such as below:

    <a href="URL OF LINK" target="_blank">Text you want linked</a>

    For the links widget, make sure you have the “target” module active on the links page and then you can choose from several options.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/

    In posts and pages when you link text in your content, you can also choose from several options.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/

    #1136512

    alabno
    Member

    Thank you for responding.

    Still, I don’t understand. My URL files don’t include any of these code.
    You mean that I have to add
    <a href=”
    before my link?
    and
    target=”_blank”>Text you want linked
    after my link?
    My links don’t contain a href or a target.
    Text you want linked?–is that for the URL file?

    Can you give me the example?
    I need to put quotation marks before my URL file and after?

    #1136513

    alabno
    Member

    I didn’t use Add Links to add my links on the sidebar, but I used widget images to add to my sidebar. I didn’t see the option there that I can choose displayed under link page.

    #1136514

    timethief
    Member

    Please be aware that thesacredpath is not going to respond to you as he is on long term walk about.

    This is the guide for creating links in posts and pages: http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/
    This is the general link model:
    <a href="URL HERE">Highlighted anchor text here</a>
    This is the visual result – not actually linked as we are using an example.
    Highlighted anchor text here

    Enter the anchor text you want to link to first.
    Then use your mouse to highlight that anchor text.
    Next click the chain icon in the editor and proceed to create the link.
    (If you don’t highlight the anchor text the chain icon will remain grayed out and not be useable.)
    Next click the chain icon in the editor and proceed to create the link.
    (Select the option to open in new window if that’s what you want.)

    This is the guide for creating links in text widgets > http://en.support.wordpress.com/links/text-widget-links/

    You can use the special generator for WordPress.com blogs to create a “grab my button” code for your friends to use, and place it in your sidebar in a text widget. (The Blogger code one will not work on WordPress.com blogs.)
    http://www.mycoolrealm.com/sandbox/gbgen/

    #1136515

    alabno
    Member

    I wish that he could respond, he’s really good with explaining things.

    I already did create links using widget images. It took me hours to do it.
    Now, you’re telling me I can’t have them opening new windows and need to start from scratch using Add Links. I was so happy that I accomplished something after 16 hours, now to be told that I have to start from scratch again.

    #1136516

    alabno
    Member

    Thank you for responding. But I don’t have text links but images. I want the images on my sidebar to open new windows. I used widget to add the images on my sidebar. It took me hours to create URL files and images to add to the sidebar.
    So how can I have these images open new windows?

    I hope the other stuff member comes back because he really know how to help others. He helped me in the past.

    #1136517

    alabno
    Member

    Thank you for giving me a site where I can create Grab My Button!
    I’ll try to do it, so it displays correctly!

    #1136518

    alabno
    Member

    But still if you can help me so I don’t have to create new links on the sidebar, it would be much appreciated.

    #1136520

    alabno
    Member

    I created the code for Grab My Button. How do I add it now?

    Thank you,

    Anna Labno

    #1136521

    timethief
    Member

    This is a peer support forum where Volunteers answer most questions. In fact thesacredpath has been posting today but he is extremely busy and will help onbly when he has the time to.

    I created the code for Grab My Button. How do I add it now?

    Copy and paste it into a text widget.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/

    #1136522

    alabno
    Member

    This doesn’t help. It only lets you post text.
    When I go to widgets, what category I click on?

    Add Image?

    And where do I paste the code? Inside the Caption, inside the URL address?

    Thank you so much!

    #1136523

    alabno
    Member

    It doesn’t want to take that code in the URL file. By the time I click save, the code disappears.

    Why?

    #1136524

    alabno
    Member

    Great! MY alabno.wordpress.com has been hacked!!!

    #1136525

    alabno
    Member

    What do I do?

    #1136526

    alabno
    Member

    It’s only my free domain that has been hacked. Netherless, I want that fixed.

    #1136527

    alabno
    Member

    I fixed it and got my button!

    Thank you!

    Again, I’m going back to my initial problem. Why my links don’t open new windows?

    How do I change that so they do?

    #1136529

    alabno
    Member

    thesacredpath told me how to open a new window using text links. I checked it out, and the code works. I’m so sorry that I’m so hard to understand these things.

    But I do need to link images so they open new windows, not only texts.

    But I’m getting there. I’m going to try to figure things out on my own. But please if you do know how to lead me to it, let me know.

    Thank you!

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