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The Jetpack image widget does not offer a target option for links. Is there a way to open all Jetpack image widget links in a new window without hacking the plugin? Like through a hook or function?

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There is no hook available in the plugin.

One solution is to simply copy this Jetpack Widget and add the target option.

Another is through jQuery, in the file /theme/functions.php:

add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'jetpack_widget_wpse_88067' );

function jetpack_widget_wpse_88067() 
        get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . "/js/jethack.js", 
        array( 'jquery'), // dependencies
        false, // version
        true // in footer

And in the file /theme/js/jethack.js:

jQuery(document).ready(function($) {   
    $('.jetpack-image-container a').attr('target','_blank');
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Another option would be to add this to your home.php

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready( function($) {
  jQuery('.widget_image a').attr('target', '_blank');
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