This a WordPress plugin to open links in a new Window.

By default WordPress adds target="_blank" to links, so the user that clicks the link will open a new window/tab. Unfortunately this behavior isn’t valid for XHTML. I’m no friend of forcing the user to open new windows, but sometimes it might be necessary.

This plugin corrects the XHTML error by replacing target="_blank" with rel="external" . A small JavaScript is added to the header, that will try to tell the users browser to open these links in a new window.

The code is of course open source, licensed under GPL and can be accessed from github and might also be available on WordPress.

Download: WP-Plugin: link-target-xhtml-1.0.zip (Please take a look at the man-page. Browse bugs and feature requests.)