How To Make External Links Top Open On New Tab By Default On WordPress ?

Twitter, Google, Blogger, Youtube, Facebook most of the famous networks excluding Hacker News makes external links to open with a blank target. Opening link with target blank means the link open on a new tab of your browser. This leaves your page open and increases time on site so if you are tired of checking box of ‘open link in new tab‘ or setting up target blank for each external link you add on your WordPress site then here is a solution for you.

LDB External Links, a WordPress plugin turns all your WordPress site’s links with target=”_blank” into rel=”external” and uses Javascript to open them in a new tab or may be window. Although WordPress.Org says that this plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress. But I must tell you that it is working really very nice in one of my site so you may give it a try. All you need is install and activate it. It doesn’t need any other configuration.

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