Opening Links in New Window – Yes you can!

A lot of you have been asking “How to I add a link to my site that would open in a new window?” For some time now, we have been working on a simple solution that would give you this option. Today, I am happy to announce that this feature has been added back for you to use!

You can find it by going to edit a regular page and clicking on the links button:

Until next time,

Happy Site Building,

Irina

About the Author: Irina Kabigting is Webs’ Social Media Marketing Manager. Get more from Irina on Webs’ Blog and Google+.

28 Responses

  1. Reply
    Sapph
    May 17, 2010 - 10:51 AM

    Links on members profiles, forum posts and signatures, comments and member posted content (in the cal and blog) all still open in the same page….

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 17, 2010 - 12:06 PM

      @Sapph: this feature is only for links that you, site owner, add to your website while building a site.

      ~ Irina

  2. Reply
    Adrian Dennis
    May 17, 2010 - 01:23 PM

    this is a easy feature to find i didn’t know other persons had problem finding this out

  3. Reply
    DentoClub
    May 17, 2010 - 01:25 PM

    @Sapph: Follow these steps to make your links at (forum posts and blog) open in new window.

    1. Create an external link to an outside website(in your forum post or blog entry)
    2. Dive straight into the HTML of the forum post/blog entry — Click the icon that looks like . You’ll know you clicked the right spot when your nicely formatted page turns into a mess of garbled HTML 🙂
    3. Find the link that you created. If the link you created was for the phrase “newspaper” linking to the NY Times, you should look for HTML like the following:

    newspaper

    4. Add the following little scrap of code: target=”_blank” to that HTML:

    newspaper

    5. That’s it! Hit Submit/publish. When anyone clicks your modified link, it will open in a new window.

  4. Reply
    Ozzie
    May 17, 2010 - 03:58 PM

    We love this idea, thanks for sharing.

  5. Reply
    Michael
    May 17, 2010 - 04:58 PM

    Great! This is a really simple way to have our external page windows customized. Thanks, Webs!

  6. Reply
    DarkMoon224
    May 17, 2010 - 06:14 PM

    I love the idea, thanks!

  7. Reply
    chai
    May 18, 2010 - 12:06 AM

    I think I like it. The solutions are all great!!

  8. Reply
    Allen
    May 18, 2010 - 12:21 AM

    webs you have done it again well done you are now the best web hosting service alive

  9. Reply
    Sapph
    May 18, 2010 - 08:45 AM

    @Irina – i know, i was trying to point out that this only fixes half of the issue. I hope you will fix the other half too.

    @Dentoclub – Thank you:) But it’s not my posts im worried about. I know html but most of my members do not, and in the case of forum sigs and members profiles i cannot go in and edit the html to fix the problem:(

  10. Reply
    Wahab
    May 18, 2010 - 11:13 AM

    I give thanks to your organisation

  11. Reply
    Ward
    May 18, 2010 - 01:39 PM

    It’s not new, it’s back!
    This option was available some time ago and then disappeared
    and now it’s back.

  12. Reply
    vishal
    May 18, 2010 - 09:51 PM

    this website is not open in search engine please sir tell me some links

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 19, 2010 - 08:53 AM

      @Vishal: In order for your website to show up in search engines you need to submit it to be crawled and ensure that you have original content on it that is updated on regular basis. For more information, check out our Promotions tab.

  13. Reply
    jaygame
    May 19, 2010 - 09:43 AM

    its been there for a while noww???!!!

  14. Reply
    Asad
    May 22, 2010 - 03:04 AM

    You should offer this feature in blog and forum too.

  15. Reply
    Okonera John
    May 22, 2010 - 02:05 PM

    Hi! yes. but am trying to put my designs.

  16. Reply
    Waderiver
    May 22, 2010 - 09:33 PM

    Hi,I think it would be great if i could open a new smaller window as an option. Any input for this would be great.

  17. Reply
    Marc
    May 23, 2010 - 08:31 PM

    I appreciate having the new window option back; however, I am having trouble linking things in the sidebar. Can this be done? If so, can you run me through the process? If not, then I am sad. Thanks.

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 24, 2010 - 09:11 AM

      @Marc: Sorry not sure what you are asking. You can always add custom HTML code using the custom module when managing sidebars.

  18. Reply
    Vishologist
    May 24, 2010 - 11:18 AM

    What I cant figure out is how to put links in my sidebar. I have a list of upcoming projects and I want each one to be clickable–which would bring up a new window but will just have more of my own text and pictures regarding that particular project. I don’t want to put in a html link–basically just an extenion of the website itself. Is there any way to do that?

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 24, 2010 - 01:36 PM

      @Vishologist: You can add custom module to your sidebar that can contain any information you wish.

  19. Reply
    Vishologist
    May 24, 2010 - 02:03 PM

    Okay, thanks. I have looked at that, but I have no idea how to do it the way I want it. I will keep playing with it and see if I can figure it out! =)

  20. Reply
    Naean
    May 24, 2010 - 02:14 PM

    Hey, what happened to my previous comment? Was it deleted for some reason? 🙁

    • Reply
      the Webs Team
      May 24, 2010 - 05:05 PM

      @Naean: Comments are moderated.

  21. Reply
    Aislynn
    May 24, 2010 - 08:23 PM

    This website the way you’ve made it is beautiful. I absolutely love the features that you have for the websites as well as it being very easy to control and use. I love your website and the way you all or just you handled it and without you i probably wouldnt be able to do the wonderful websites that i do now.

  22. Reply
    Kenneth
    May 25, 2010 - 12:40 PM

    Hi Guys

    I am justing checking am I doing the right thing to continue building my site? opening links seems to be a bit challenging but I want to know where do i find codes that you referred to? or do I create my own code so that I can link two tool bars
    e.g window cdw corner-project-business plans-{by means of add a link} please I want to hit the World.

    Help.

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