By default when someone clicks any external link on your website he gets redirected to that particular site. This article explains you how you can easily display a custom message with social links or advertisements for few seconds after your visitors click any external link and gets directed to a new web address.
You can configure all external links with custom settings globally in your WordPress site. For example: If you want to open all external links in a new tab then you can configure WordPress to open all external links in a new tab so that you don’t need giving blank target everytime you add an external link inside your blog post or anywhere else.
By importing external images I mean making and keeping local copies of all the linked images in posts and pages, adding them as WordPress gallery attachments of your WordPress site.
Twitter, Google, Blogger, Youtube, Facebook most of the famous networks excluding Hacker News make external links to open with a blank target. Opening links with target blank means the link opens on a new tab of your browser.
This leaves your page open and increases time on site so if you are tired of checking the box of ‘open link in new tab‘ or setting up target blank for each and every external link you add on your WordPress site then here is a quick solution for you.