WordPress menu system is really flexible and its simple interface even makes a beginner to understand easily. Recently a visitor asked us about making menu item open in a new tab with a link to external site. If you are adding external link from your post or page then you can make the link open in a new tab by adding target=”blank”. In wordpress menus you don’t have the option to add HTML. In this post we will see how to make wordpress menu item open in new window / tab.
At some occasions you will really need this where you wish to make the wordpress menu item open in a new window / tab. In wordpress menus you well know that by using custom link you can add a menu item linking to external URL. If you are running similar sites in same niche then you can show off and link from your menu tab. But when linking to external site from menu tab you have to make it open in a new window / tab. So the visitors jump to external site without leaving your current site.
How to make wordpress menu item open in new window / tab
Making wordpress menu item open in a new window/ tab is simple. There is an advanced menu properties in wordpress menus which is hidden by default.
In your wordpress dashboard go to Appearance >> menus
Now at the top right corner you will see screen option. Just drop down.
In screen options check the link target box in advanced menu properties.
Now you will see “open link in new window/tab” option in each menu item.
Just check the option for each menu item that you are willing to open in a new window / tab.