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March 26, 2020 at 7:53 am #1210831Joseph
I am using the Simple Post Redirect plugin that does not have the feature of opening the link up up in a new tab. I am also using WP Show Post plugin. Everything works great however the redirect does not open in a new tab. Is there a work around this? If I add the target=”_blank” to the source link it gives me a 404 error.
When I create a post I add the Title, redirect link, category, and the featured image. WP Show Post does the rest.
By the way can you send me a link where I can purchase the WP Show Post from GP. It’s a easy to use AND great plugin.
Thanking you in advance, stay safe, stay healthy.March 26, 2020 at 5:58 pm #1211356TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Have you checked with the Simple Post Redirect plugin authors? I’m not sure why a redirect wouldn’t be working in a new tab vs the same tab (as long as the destination is the same).
They might know what could be causing it.March 26, 2020 at 10:37 pm #1211464Joseph
Looking through their Support FOrum here was their reply to another similar inquiry.
It might be time to replace that particular plugin. I welcome any recommendations you may have.March 27, 2020 at 9:17 am #1212186TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMarch 27, 2020 at 4:21 pm #1212490Joseph
In creating a post the only information on the post is the redirected URL, Title, Category, and Featured Image. Once published I use WP Show Post to populate the main page. When the post on the main page is clicked it goes directly to the external link that was set in the post via the redirect. It works great however it takes the user away from the main page vs. going to a new tab.
The other alternative is to do it manually by adding the image and a link (with target’_blank”) These news stories are changed out at least 3 times a day that we wanted to keep an archive by using posts. You can view the site to see what I talking about.March 28, 2020 at 11:23 am #1213294TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
So basically you need to add
target="_blank"to your post titles? Is that for all post titles, or only specific ones (in a category etc..)August 11, 2020 at 3:34 pm #1397886ernest
SO is there a way to add target=”_blank” to post titles when they are external links (not post images, just the titles)?
Many thanks for any insights!August 12, 2020 at 8:49 am #1399180TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Ok, thanks. I will give that a try!August 12, 2020 at 9:51 am #1399283
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