How To: Open a WordPress Menu Link In a New Window or Tab

Step 1:
Click on Appearance >> Menus from the WordPress sidebar.



Step 2:
Look for the Screen Options drop down menu in the upper right corner of your browser window.



Step 3:
Under Show advanced menu properties heading check the Link Target checkbox. Note: there is no save button, it automatically saves.



Step 4 (optional):
Collapse the Screen Options menu.  Click on screen options.



Step 5:
For your menu item, check Open link in a new window/tab checkbox.



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