Open External Links in New Tab/Window not working?

  • Hello, i activated the feature in the Advanced Link Options, Open External Links in New Tab/Window. I have some external links in some widgets, and when i click on those links, they are not opened in a new window, does this feature not work for widgets? only pages and posts??

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    I have been able to reproduce this issue on my end and I have just alerted our dev team about this and we will be getting back to you in a short while.

    We appreciate your patience. Thank you.


    Awesome, thanks!

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the patience.

    I have just been alerted that this feature is only wired to work within links that are found in the post_content. We do not foresee adding this feature to widgets and I would recommend that you edit the links and add a target=”_blank” attribute to the links on your widgets to open them in a new tab.

    I hope this info helps.


    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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