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bbcode open link in new tab

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Morgain, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    To make info and guide pages it's often helpful to make links open in a new tab. Then my reader can go on following the guide, and do as instructed in 2 separate pages.

    Of course we can keep telling them to open another tab/ page but so much more elegant (and foolproof) to make the link do it,

    What chance could there be of adding a link button to do this to the bbcode editor?
  2. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    A simple code edit can do the trick... and another way is to use a 'shortened' version of the link, which xenforo will automatically render to show it on a new tab/window.
  3. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    The XF automatic action on a 'shortened' link sounds promising. What do you mean a 'shortened' link?
  4. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    what I meant is shorten the help url with bit.ly and use it to link the resource... XenForo will use the link as an external link, thus adding the 'target="_blank"' attribute ;)
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  5. Chris D

    Chris D Well-Known Member

    It may also be worth speaking to cclaerhout (C├ędric) as he recently released some improvements to the URL BBCode that allows you to add a "title" attribute to URLs.

    He may be willing to explore adding a target attribute also. Seems like a logical progression.
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