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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#50240 closed feature request (duplicate)

Open "New Tab/Page" for external links (Plugin Page)

Reported by: swissky's profile swissky Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.4.1
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: accessibility, administration Cc:


Hey, everyone.

It's bothering me (and i'm sure other people to) in my workflow some time now, which "I open my first ticket" ;)

It's about the outgoing links on the Plugin Admin Page.
Couldn't this open in a new tab or window, so that the user doesn't fly out of his dashboard?

Thanks and best regards

Change History (1)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac!

Thanks for the ticket, we're already tracking this enhancement in #41202 and #20839.

Per @afercia from comment:4:ticket:41202:

There is an ongoing discussion about links with target _blank, see

Ideally, users should have the choice to open a link. Browsers have tabbed navigation since years and years. In very, limited, specific cases, for example to avoid data loss, it might make sense to use target _blank. In this case, users should be informed the link is going to open in a new tab (or window, depending on browser settings).

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