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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Creating Links on Sidebar to Open in New Browser Window

To create links on your sidebar to open in a new browser window, follow these steps.

  • Login to your Blogger Account, which takes you to the dashboard
  • Click on layout
  • Click Add Page Element
  • Choose HTML/JavaScript
  • Click Add to Blog
  • Title this group of links as Resources or whatever you want, this will be the heading above the links you are about to create for your sidebar. These links will open in a new browser window.
  • You will need to add the HTML target="_blank for each URL
  • Remember to Save Changes
View this image as an example

Photos Opening in a new Browser Window

Beware of Opening Links in New Windows

4 comments:

FJK said...

Great tip. One could also use it to cut and paste in the whole links list from (saved) old blogger template to new if the links didn't make it (which is what happened to me)

Sherry said...

FJK,
Thanks so much for your comment and visit. You say your lost all your links but if you had reverted back to Classic Template, they would all magically reappear and you could have retrieved them all.

Now I tell you after the fact. :) Maybe that's worth another post for new bloggers changing over to the custom design to use the new features offered on the New Version of Blogger and they forget to back up their links and photos.

ChristineOnTheNYIslesScene said...

Sherry. THANKS! for this help. I wanted to create another list of links page element BUT when I set up the first list I was able to read online how to make it so a new window opened. When I went to make 2nd list tonight, no go! So instead I followed your directions and even though this way takes more time, it's worth knowing how to do than not. Somehow I must have changed the HTML in the first list so that all links I added (in the links template provided) would open a new window. Of course I can't remember how I did that! DUR! This blogging stuff takes a lot of time for me to learn and my blog isn't that complicated! Hope all is well and thanks for your great help!
Christine

Sherrykins said...

cristineonthenyislesscene,
Thanks so much for your comment and I'm very pleased this method worked for you. Stop by often for further instruction as there are many topics covered here.