I like looking inside Screen Options in the WordPress Dashboard because I always find a nice surprise. The Menus feature in WordPress has greatly improved in recent releases, and WordPress authors have more control than ever at setting up navigation for their websites. A question I’m regularly asked is how to open pages in a new window or tab. So I’ll let you in on a little secret found in Screen Options.
Take Control of Your WordPress Menu
- From the WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Menus.
- At the top of the page, click on Screen Options.
- Under Show advanced menu properties, click Link Target. Link Target is for assigning where the link opens (i.e., in a new window/tab).
- Open the menu link you want to open in a new window, and check the box labeled Open link in a new window/tab.
- Save your menu.
That’s it! Open your website and click on the menu link you wanted to open in a new window or tab. Your browser will open the page in a new tab, and your work is complete.
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