Opened 14 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#6691 new defect (bug)

Links on don't open

Reported by: bengreeley's profile ben.greeley Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: General Keywords:


If you go to and click on a link such as "Try Gutenberg Today in WordPress", it tries to load the linked page within the editor and then reloads the page. It should open the page outside of the editor. This seems to happen with all other links on the page.

Change History (7)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by bengreeley. View the logs.

13 months ago

#2 @ironprogrammer
13 months ago

Thanks for the report, @bengreeley!

Here are some additional details related to this issue:

  • JS console inspection shows the error: Block validation: Block validation failed for 'core/button'.
  • When not logged in to, editor API requests result in 401 (unauthorized).
  • When logged in, editor API requests result in 403 (forbidden).

#3 @dufresnesteven
13 months ago

This is likely related to this Gutenberg change:

I've temporarily set all the links to open in a new tab (

#4 @iamasadpolash
8 months ago

Hi @dufresnesteven

I checked all the links and all are opening in a new tab but except one. I attached the screenshot of that.

It's the link of and once clicked, it shows the link it was hyperlinked to. Then one have to click on the original link to navigate to the destination.

I don't know was it intentionally kept it that way or it's a bug.

#5 @dufresnesteven
8 months ago

It should be opening a new tab, definitely a bug.

#6 @iamasadpolash
8 months ago

  • Milestone set to Improved Search

HI @dufresnesteven

Thanks for the clarification. I was thinking the same. I hope this will be considered with the whole issue here.

I tried it with several PC to see if it's the same for everywhere and as it was the same, I thought to put a comment here.

#7 @dd32
8 months ago

  • Milestone Improved Search deleted
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