Open external links in a new window – WordPress plugin Free download

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Open external links in a new window

Description

Opens external links (starting with http:// or https://) in a separate browser tab (or window). You can also specify certain URLs that should either be forced to open in a new window or ignored.
The plugin produces XHTML Strict compliant code and is also search engine optimized (SEO).
This is done using JavaScript’s window.open()-function.

Most other plugins perform a hack by altering the target parameter (i.e. <a href="http://somewhere.example" target="_blank">). That method is not XHTML Strict compliant.
This plugin handles the links client-side, which lets search engines follow the links properly. Also, if a browser does not support JavaScript, the plugin is simply inactive, and does not result in any errors.

Credits
Inspired by the Zap_NewWindow-plugin by Tom Köhler.
The banner is a photo by Monja Da Riva.

Translations
Danish by Kristian Risager Larsen.
Dutch by Paul Staring
Lithuanian by Vincent G.
Other translations will be appreciated!

Known bugs
The plugin conflicts with other plugins that change the links’ `onClick´-attribute.

Installation

Copy the plugin to /wp-content/plugins/
Activate the plugin.
Eventually, change the settings in Settings->External links.

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