Woo Us To Your Blog – Magically Opening Links

by Sherry Riter in Blog tips  ,Blogger,Woo Us To Your Blog,Wordpress

Linking done right

Have you ever gone to a new site, hit a link that took you to another site and you can’t remember how to get back to the first site where you started?

I remember when I first started blogging, it happened to me all the time and it was very frustrating. There is a way to build a link that when clicked, will immediately open the desired site in a new tab.

Yes, I know that you can always right click the link and direct it to be opened in a new tab or a new window, but why take the chance that someone will always remember to open the link that way or that they are experienced enough to know to open the link with a right click?

If you want to play it safe, there is a code that you can add to make the link always open in a new tab. It is the target=”_blank” HTML code. It looks like this:

directions for target blank

Very simple!

Didn’t think you could learn HTML so easily? Sure you can!

Last week we learned about a goose and gander.. Do you remember the message?

As always, attached is the weekly Linky to enter either the main URL to your site or add each post you publish throughout the week.

Until next week’s wooing post, enjoy your blog, and make a link with your new coding technique!

Sincerely Your Link Magician,

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Summer Ross August 9, 2010 at 5:31 am

will that work say in text? when you are posting in the blog?


2 Colleen August 9, 2010 at 5:55 am

Thank you! I loved your tip and just tried it out and it worked like a charm. I had to do it a few times because I left out a " or > but I got it to work!!! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!


3 The Redhead Riter August 9, 2010 at 6:16 am

Summer Ross – In my example above, the test that appears in the blog is

Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes

When you click it (not in my example because that is just a picture), the new tab will open with the URL shown in green in my example.

So definitely, this works perfect for all linking.


4 The Redhead Riter August 9, 2010 at 6:17 am

Colleen – I'm glad you got it to work!


5 Kristi August 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

great tip!!


6 Kim September 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I just implemented this, and am adding it to all of my party references–thanks so much!


7 Danielle-Marie January 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

thanks so much for this! i've always wondered how to do it.


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