How to open menu links in a new tab or window

The ability to open menu links in a new tab is part of the core WordPress menu functionality, but you need to know where to look to enable it.

Step 1: Expand the Screen Options

On your Appearance > Menus page, click the ‘Screen Options’ link in the top right corner.


Within the Screen Options page you will see a ‘Link Target’ checkbox. Enable this option and close the screen options.


Expand the options for a menu item (click the small down arrow to the right of the menu item).

Within the menu options you should see a new ‘Open link in a new tab’ option. Enable this and click the ‘Save Menu’ button.


That’s it! Your menu link will now open in a new tab.

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