Open menu links in new tabs in WordPress

Looking to open a menu link in a new tab in WordPress? You may only need to toggle the screen options to display the link target options.

Turning on the link target option in WordPress menus

To open links in a new tab on WordPress menus, you must toggle your WordPress screen options on the menu page.

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Menus from your WordPress Dashboard;
  2. Click Screen Options to expand the menu;
  3. Under the advanced section, check the Link Target option;
  4. You’ll now have the ability to select pages of your menu to open in new browser tabs.

Manually opening links in a new tab

To manually open any link in a new tab, you must add the _blank target attribute to your A tag. You can do this using the code below.

<a href="" target="_blank">Example Link</a>