Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#3831 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Showcase: All showcase website URL should be open in new tab

Reported by: bhargavmehta's profile bhargavmehta Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Showcase Keywords: has-patch


As noticed on the website the showcase websites url open in the same tab which should open in new tab.

Pages which are affected (Showcase detail page)

Also, there are times when showcase is shown on the front page so also needs to be modified.

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3831.patch (2.6 KB) - added by bhargavmehta 6 years ago.
Patch file
3831-1.patch (3.3 KB) - added by bhargavmehta 6 years ago.
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Change History (7)

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#1 @mukesh27
6 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added
  • Milestone Plugin Directory v3 - Future deleted
  • Summary changed from Showcase website URL should open in new tab to Showcase: All showcase website URL should be open in new tab

Hi @bhargavmehta, welcome to WordPress Meta Trac! Thanks for the patch.

It's good idea to open showcase website URL in new tab

Last edited 6 years ago by mukesh27 (previous) (diff)

#2 @Otto42
6 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Generally speaking, opening links in a new tab is not recommended for accessibility reasons.

These don't seem to be links that should be opened in a new tab, as they are not context sensitive to the showcase page, and there is no issue with logging out the user from a session since the showcase has no such user input from logins.

If you want to open links in a new tab, you have that option in your browser, using things like OPTION or CTRL clicking, as well as middle clicking. This choice should be left to the user, not determined by the site.

#3 @bhargavmehta
6 years ago

Hello @Otto42 ,

Thanks for explaining. The reason why I would like to suggest opening links in new tab is because they are not part of website they are third party links which do not follow with the website.

Thank you

#4 @Otto42
6 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed

@bhargavmehta Yes, I understand your suggestion, but just because a link leads to another site does not automatically mean that you should open it in a new window or tab.

You open new windows or tabs when there is a specific reason to do so, like when you open up instructions for using the current page in some way. Opening things in new spaces when there is no reason is a bad behavior and should not be encouraged.

You can find more information about this here:

See number 9. I kinda trust Jakob Nielsen when it comes to usability. :)

Last edited 6 years ago by Otto42 (previous) (diff)

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

Previously: #3139

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