How to Open All External Links in New Tabs (WordPress Tutorial)

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Open External Links in a New Tab in WordPress Tutorial

In this post, you will learn how to open external links in a new tab easily through the WordPress Edit Post page or using a simple plugin.

Manual Method

This is the manual way to add links within your WordPress post.

  1. Highlight the link you want to open in a new tab then click the link icon
  2. Check the box called “Open link in a new window/tab

Automated Plugin Method

This is the way to automate the process using this awesome plugin called External Links.

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click Plugins -> Add New
  3. Type “External Links” into the plugin search field
  4. Click Install
  5. Activate the Plugin

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One Comment

  1. Cool! Thank you for this detailed guide! I put it on two my blogs and everything works perfectly. I am happy. The third file is encrypted and with any change on the site it stops working. I’d never met such issues. Do you have any ideas how I can resolve the issue?

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