Why the RSS widget doesn't open new tabs ?

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  • #1264409

    gaietangoffi
    Member

    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.

    #1264511

    timethief
    Member

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

    #1264519

    gaietangoffi
    Member

    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 ?

    #1264521

    timethief
    Member

    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.

    #1264523

    gaietangoffi
    Member

    Alright. Too bad.
    Thank you anyway

    #1264524

    timethief
    Member

    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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