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How to Make a Menu Item Open in a New Tab

Getting menu items to open in a new tab is easy once you know where to look.

The Menus section in the Customizer actually doesn’t include this open, so you need to check the Menus page in the Appearance menu instead.

More confusingly, the option to open links in new tabs isn’t readily available in the Menus…menu… either. You have to click the Screen Options tab at the top right of the screen to enable the Link Target option, and then you can finally set menu items to open up in a new tab.

Ben Sibley
Ben Sibley

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