Blogging Tip – Adding links that open in a new window / tab

When I blog, I always include links to things I like. When I read blogs, I almost always click on the embedded links. My pet peeve are links that don’t open to a new page, but instead open in the current page.

In WordPress, my blogging, tool, this is pretty easy to do.

Here’s a step-by-step list of how to insert links:

  1. Write your blog in the “visual” vs. “HTML” mode for ease.
  2. Type in the title of your link just as you would write anything in your blog.
  3. Go back and highlight the text you want for the title.
  4. Click on the “infinity looking symbol” in your blog tool bar. You will then see the following:
  5. Paste into the URL field the web address of your link
  6. Check the box that says “Open link in new window/tab”
  7. Click the “Save Link” blue button at the bottom.

How to edit links so that they open in a new window/tab:

  1. Go to Edit mode from your dashboard for the post
  2. Highlight the link
  3. Once again click on the “infinity looking symbol” in your blog tool bar.
  4. The same window will open up, as above.
  5. Just click on the box that says “Open link in new window/tab”
  6. Click the “Save Link” blue button at the bottom.
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2 thoughts on “Blogging Tip – Adding links that open in a new window / tab

  1. Awesome! Thank you for this, I am almost done editing in this feature for all of my past blogs and now I can do it for all going forward.

    Very helpful content to a new blogger, like myself. 🙂

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