How to Make All Links Open in a New Window

April 3, 2011 By April M

This code below will allow all your links and buttons to open in a new window without having to do any extra work (meaning – WITHOUT adding the target=”_blank” to each and every link). Yay!! The code below will scan your blog for external pages and add the target=”_blank” to each and every one of them.

Before you begin please be sure to save a copy of your current HTML Code to your computer first.

Step 1: Log into Blogger then click on “Design”  >  “Edit HTML”

Step 2: Press Ctrl+F and find this code . Right before that code copy and paste the following:


jQuery(‘a’).each(function() {

// Let’s make external links open in a new window.

var href = jQuery(this).attr(‘href’);

if (typeof href != ‘undefined’ && href != “” && (href.indexOf(‘http://’) != -1 || href.indexOf(‘https://’) != -1) && href.indexOf(window.location.hostname) == -1) {

jQuery(this).attr(“target”, “_blank”);




Step 3: Click “Save Template”

Let me know if it works for you.