Recently one of our users asked how to easily open external links in a new window on WordPress.
If you are also looking for this article, then you are in the right place.
Here in this article, I will show you multiple ways how to easily open external links in a new window on your WordPress site.
Why You Should Open External Links in a New Window?
If you add an external link to your content and when visitors click on the link, they will simply leave your site.
While you open external links in a new window, visitors visit link without leaving your website.
This way the original web page remains open in the user’s
Another benefit of opening external links in a new window, it reduces the bounce rate of your site.
How to Open External Links in a New Tab on Your WordPress Site
There are several ways to open external links in WordPress. But here I will tell you manually and with the help of the plugin. And also, I’ll tell you, how to automatically open all external links in a new window.
So let’s get started …
Open External Link in New Window in Gutenberg Editor
Gutenberg is a new content editor for WordPress that has a built-in feature to open external links in a new window. However the option remains hidden.
First of all, click on Posts >> Add New. Next, select the text you want to add a link and add your link.
After adding a link, you need to click on down arrow icon and then click on the “Open in New Tab” toggle box.
Congratulation! Now your link will open in new tab. You can check it by visiting your website.
Open External Link in a New Window in Classic Editor
This is the old content editor of WordPress.
However, if you are still using the classic editor, then no matter you can open external links in a new window using the classic editor.
First of all, edit the post or page in which you want to enable open in new tab for the external link.
Add links to the text. Then click on the pencil icon.
Then click on the Gear icon.
A popup box will open, here you need to check Open link in a new tab option and then click on the ‘Add Link’ button.
Now, you can check it by visiting your website.
How to Open All External Links in New Window Automatically with Plugin
First, install and activate the Open External Links in a New Window plugin on your WordPress blog. The plugin allows visitors to opens external links in a separate browser tab (or window).
Navigate to Settings >> External links and click on the save changes button without changing anything.
Now, your external links will automatically open in a new window.
In this article, I told you different methods how to open external links in a new window. you can choose the one that best suits you.
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