This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest three major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

External Links to New Window


The external link plugin for WordPress will allow site admins to automatically open external site links to a new window with options for an icon and nofollow rules.

This plugin was originally created by Christopher Ross ( and is now maintained by Etalented (

Updates to the plugin will be posted on the Etalented website ( as well as to the Plugin Directory (


To install the plugin, please upload the folder to your plugins folder and active the plugin.


None yet.

Contributors & Developers

“External Links to New Window” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • under new ownership


  • added new admin menu for easier management
  • removed footer comment
  • combined settings into single option
  • removed common file
  • added screenshot


  • lowered bandwidth of icon
  • CSS now only appearing when image included


  • added new WP menu