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Open Files In New Window or Tab


This plugin enqueues a simple jQuery script that looks for any anchor tag that has an href property to something with a file extension of 1-5 characters and makes it open in a new window or tab.

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This means any link to a .pdf, .txt, .ppt, .doc, .xls, .xlst, etc will automatically have the property ‘target=”_blank”‘ added to it so it opens in a new window or browser tab.


Upload the plugin files or install from the plugin repository.


  1. Upload wp-open-files-new-window.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


What kind of links will this alter?

Any link that goes to a file

What does it do

Ex: This plugin would transform <a href="link-to-pdf.pdf">Open PDF</a> to <a href="link-to-pdf.pdf" target="_blank">Open PDF</a>


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“Open Files In New Window or Tab” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First version released