In today’s tip we will see how to Open Custom Links/External Links in a new window. When you are creating your menu there are times when you have custom links (which might be a page or post on a website other than your own). Its a good idea to open them in a new window so the user does not navigate away from your site. You can use this tip to even open pages or post that are part of your menu, in a new tab. 

Steps to Open Custom Links in a New Window/Tab

Step 1:
Click on Appearance –> Menu in the WordPress dashboard.

Step 2:
Look for the Screen Options drop down menu in the top right corner of your browser window.

Click on Screen Options in WordPress

Click on Screen Options in WordPress

 

Step 3:
Under Show advanced menu properties enable the Link Target checkbox.

Enable Link Target

Enable Link Target

 

Step 4:
Add a new link to your custom menu and click on drop down arrow to edit menu items. Click on “Open Link in a new tab”. This option is now available since you have enabled the Link Target in your screen options. 

Open Custom Links in New Window/Tab

Open Custom Links in New Window/Tab

 

Done! You can now choose if you want your links to open in the same tab or a new tab. 

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