How to open menu links in a new tab or window

The ability to openĀ menu links in a new tabĀ 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.

nav-menus-screen-options

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

nav-menus-link-target

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.

nav-menus-open-link-in-new-tab

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

Related Articles