How to open link in another screen?

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  1. Buildreps profile image86
    Buildrepsposted 3 years ago

    I couldn't find this on Hubpages somewhere. Does someone knows if it's possible to open a link in another screen? It looks illogical to me not to feature this options, for you lose your reader by using links.

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, this feature doesn't exist on HubPages. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/120125#post2543080

      1. Buildreps profile image86
        Buildrepsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Jayne, I read the links and understand the reasons. Although I think many users aren't 'sophisticated' enough to use right mouse button for opening windows in new tabs. Thanks.

    2. Writer Fox profile image49
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Here's how to do it (scroll down the page for further explanations):
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/121864

      1. Buildreps profile image86
        Buildrepsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Writer Fox, I will program this in my next Hub, just as an experiment. This feature is definitely something that should be present in Hubpages. It should be a choice for the author to decide to use it.

  2. shay-marie profile image95
    shay-marieposted 3 years ago

    As it is now, there is no way to have links open in new tabs on Hubpages. There was a good discussion about this going in a thread last week about the new Amazon capsules. Marina Lazarevic summed it up well: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/124092? … ost2626651

  3. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    This feature does exist. Georgie Lowery sent me this answer when I asked the same question:
    When you're in the editor of a text capsule, click the "html" link on the toolbar of that window. You will see the string of HTML for your link, just edit it the way I've done it in the image above. yourlink.com" target="_blank"

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It can be done by manipulating HTML coding, but, as I said before, it's not a feature offered by HubPages. And I don't think HubPages approves of manipulating the coding, either: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/121864#post2584269

      1. DrMark1961 profile image99
        DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        If HP felt that strongly about it, the code change would be changed (stripped) at the time of save. It is not. I have used it many times when I hyperlink and do not want the reader to leave my hub.
        If you do not know how to do it you should look in to it.

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
          Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          What I can or can't do has nothing to do with this discussion, nor with Buildreps' question. The simple answer is that it's NOT a feature offered by HubPages. Period.

      2. Writer Fox profile image49
        Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, Paul Deeds was the one who explained on the forum how to do this.  HP provides the option while editing to open and apply HTML.

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
          Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Can you provide a link to where Paul Deeds explains this?

          1. Writer Fox profile image49
            Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this
            1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
              Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, that was seven months ago.

              This is what he had to say four months later: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/121864#post2584269

              Paul has always strongly advised against making links open in new tabs or windows. I can well imagine there was some lack of communication on the matter between Paul and Matt that has since been rectified.

              1. Writer Fox profile image49
                Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Actually, in Matthew's post he linked to a thread where Paul D. voiced the same opinion.  So, that opinion has always been his and Matthew knew that, which is why he provided a link to Paul's post.

                People disagree on whether it helps the user.  I think it does and I use it.  HP gives each Hubber the option. Nothing has changed since Matthew's post seven months ago.  Certainly, you don't have to use the option if you don't want to. You can allow your user to fly off your Hub and never find his way back.

                One recent forum discussion was about the fact that Squidoo Amazon capsules seemed to convert better than the ones on HP.  So HP has made some changes.  The change they didn't make was opening Amazon in a new window.  It worked well for Squidoo.

                1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
                  Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  I'm not finding the link where "Paul D. voiced the same opinion". Can you point me in the right direction?

                  I'm not saying that I disagree with links opening in new tabs or windows. To the contrary; I'd be all for it. I'm simply saying that it's not a feature offered by HubPages, and, as far as I know, manipulating HTML in order that links do open in new tabs or windows is not encouraged by HubPages.

                  1. shay-marie profile image95
                    shay-marieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    Up until today, I was under the impression having links open in new tabs could not be done on Hubpages. FYI, if you use target="blank" the code will be stripped. If you use target="_blank" it won't. I'm also curious to know if there is an official rule on this.

                  2. Writer Fox profile image49
                    Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    In the link in Matthew's post, Paul voices the same opinion as he had in the post you linked to:

                    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/119988#post2540169

                    No, Paul doesn't think it is the best approach. He had that opinion seven months ago, four months ago, and management still has that opinion in the most recent thread about opening Amazon capsules in new windows.



                    The feature IS offered by HubPages.  Read Matthew's post.  He explains how to do it in the editing capsule if you choose to do that on your Hubs.  It's your option to use it or not, which is why the system will accept the code.

                    HP also encourages us to give followed links for Public Domain image credits.  At the same time, HP tells us that it is not a requirement.  That, too, is your option.  HP encourages us not to use all caps in Titles, but that is not a requirement; that is an option. And so on . . .  HP understands that there are differing opinions.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    I right click and choose from options of open in another window, open in another tab which is my preference.

    1. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yep. I think most experienced web users do this, to keep reading the current page before moving on to the link.

  5. hoverstate profile image70
    hoverstateposted 3 years ago

    I'm assuming you're referring to a link added to a hub? I only know how to do this by editing the HTML. If you choose to edit the HTML, you'd look for something like:
    <a href="URL-LINKING-TO">Text Here</a>
    Simply add target="_blank" like so: <a href="URL-LINKING-TO" target="_blank">Text Here</a>

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Be aware most HTML is stripped on save.

  6. Writer Fox profile image49
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    Jayne, why don't you just decide not to use the option.  That's OK, too.

    For others reading this thread, here's a couple more opinions to consider:
    http://uxmovement.com/navigation/why-ex … n-new-tabs

    http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/3 … new-window

    And, there is such a thing as back-navigation fatigue.

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The point is that it's not an option intentionally provided or encouraged by HubPages. It's merely a possibility. So please don't feed people information that isn't true!

      1. Writer Fox profile image49
        Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It is intentionally provided as an option.  If HP didn't want it to be an option, the code would not be allowed, as many other codes are not. Matthew Meyer explained how to do this within the HP system. This is factual.

        Opening links in a new window also increases a visitor's time on the page, which lowers bounce rate, improves search rankings and visitor engagement metrics used to evaluate a Hub's performance.

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
          Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          It is NOT intentionally provided. It's a possibility. I won't use it in case HubPages decides to remove the possibility.  As I've already said, an intentional option would be a simple box to click in order to make links open in new tabs or windows. If manipulating HTML to make links open in new tabs or windows is an intentional and encouraged option, I'm sure we'll find an explanation of how to do it in the help section/Learning Center. As for Matthew Meyer explaining how to do this within the HP system seven months ago on a forum thread on which Paul Deeds advises against it; we've already been through that earlier in this thread and established that Matthew Meyer's tune has since changed.

          As far as the advantages of opening links in new tabs and windows is concerned, I agree with you.

    2. Buildreps profile image86
      Buildrepsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I agree on this. I use the right button to open a new window as well. But I know many people who don't know this option. Depending on the target group of my hub I want to have the choice to simply check a box 'open in a new window'. It is not something for Hubpages to decide what I want. If I'm using wrong options too much I will be punished with low scores. Isn't that where this score things are for?

      Can someone give me a summary of this code. I got lost in a 'blank' discussion with or without underscores. Thanks dear people:)

      1. Writer Fox profile image49
        Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this
        1. Buildreps profile image86
          Buildrepsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Writer Fox!

          1. Buildreps profile image86
            Buildrepsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            You're great Writer Fox. I just implemented your code, like you explained and it works! A fat huggy here from Holland!lol

            1. Writer Fox profile image49
              Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              You're welcome.  Huggies to you, too!

              http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9558005_f248.jpg

  7. profile image0
    Snakesmumposted 3 years ago

    Using the "target=_blank" code is something I usually do when providing a link -  I prefer that people have the option to switch back to my page easily.   

    As a very new HP user, I'm surprised that there isn't a checkbox we can use to select his option.   I'm fine with adding the code myself.   

    Basically, it comes down to personal choice, doesn't it?

 
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