[wp-hackers] small change to link editor in post editor

Chris Williams chris at clwill.com
Wed Feb 2 17:52:07 UTC 2011

I just put: <base target='_blank'/> in the <head> element of the site, and
then open in new tab/window is the default behavior for all links.  You
have to explicitly turn it the other way to get it to not open a new link.
 Works like a charm, no JS involved.

On 2/2/11 9:14 AM, "Rich Pedley" <elfin at elfden.co.uk> wrote:

>On 02/02/2011 16:44, Andrew Gray wrote:
>> All,
>> One of my clients is trying to change the default behavior of the
>> editor.
>> Here is their request "All I am wanting is to have you pre-set any
>> hyperlinks to open in a new window. In other words, instead of
>> having the default target set to "Not set" like it currently is,
>> please have it default to "Open Link a New Window" so that we do
>> not have to make that extra step every time we hyperlink text"
>> Is this possible with a plugin or do I have to hack the core.
>wouldn't this be better achieved by some jQuery to open all links
>within the content area in a new window?
>then you don't have to worry about what they enter.
>Though I assume you have already told them why it is a bad idea?
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