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External Event Links in a New Tab

This extension provides settings that force all external event links or specific link types to open in a new browser tab.

Requirements

This extension requires The Events Calendar to be installed on your WordPress site.

Installation

  • Download the extension (ZIP file) to your computer.
  • Log into the WordPress dashboard and navigate to PluginsAdd New.
  • Click the “Upload Plugin” option at the top of the screen and select the extension file saved to your computer.
  • Click “Activate” below the plugin name to enable the extension.

Usage

Once enabled, you can review and modify the link behavior in the calendar Display settings (under Events → Settings), below the “Advanced Template Settings” section.

Link target control settings

Force a specific link to type to open in a new browser tab by selecting its checkbox.

Checking an option adds target="_blank" and rel="noopener noreferrer" (for security) attributes to the link. Unchecking an option removes the attributes and allows that link type to open in the same browser tab.

Changelog

  • 1.0: Initial release (July 24, 2020)

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