|Set a default target for external links.
|Introduced in version:||1.14.0 (r41333)|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Allowed values:||(string) or false|
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Set a default target for external links.
If set to e.g. "_blank", this will also set the "noreferrer" and "noopener" link rel to prevent the attack described at https://mathiasbynens.github.io/rel-noopener/.
Some older browsers may not support these link attributes, hence setting
_blank may represent a security risk to some of your users.
Add the following entry to LocalSettings.php file in order to open external links in a new window / tab.
$wgExternalLinkTarget = '_blank';
If the value is set to false, then no target attribute is used with external links (This behavior is the same as
When changing the value, page cache must be refreshed in order to make the setting effective.