How to add a URL that opens as a new website page


You can create a URL on CMS pages or blogs/news pages and format it so that the URL link in a new window.

If you add a link to another website, you might prefer that it opens a new page rather than taking the user away from your own website. Here is how to do this:

Firstly you’ll need to create the blog post or update your CMS page:

  • Log into Webdadi
  • Click on Configuration from the blue menu on the left. 
  • From the dropdown beside Manage, select News.
  • Create or update the blog post you are working on. For instructions on how to create a blog, click here.
  • Add the appropriate tags for the article you are writing by adding them in Keyword.
  • Make sure you’ve ticked Visible at the bottom so the article will display.
  • Select Ok.
  • Now double click on the article to open it again.
  • Within the bulk of the copy, in Description you need to click on the words you wish to hyperlink. Highlight them and select URL.
  • Paste the URL in for the page you wish to direct your audience to.
  • Click Ok to save that URL
    change, then click Ok to save this again.
  • Now you need to code this hyperlink so it will open in a new window of Chrome or IE by adding additional code.
  • Open the article (blog post) again by double clicking on the article/news item.
  • Then select Edit Source
  • Find the URL link within Edit Source. Remember, you are now looking at the coding for your post so you will see various <P> and other HTML coding symbols.
  • Find the URL you added and type target="_blank" at the end of the URL.
  • Select Ok to save again.

For a guide on how to do this please refer to the PDF guide below, Creating weblinks that open on a new page.


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