I have 3.1.2 running with the Boldy theme.

Site link.

I have a menu that has a number of external links listed in the items.
By default, these items do NOT load in a new tab/window.

There is no option in the Admin --> Appearance --> Menus, to tick a box to say open in new window.

How do I get them to do this?

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In your WordPress admin panel, go to Appearance > Menus. Select Screen Options in the top right corner. Enable the property Link Target. Now you can set your link target element in your external link.

Screen Options

Enable Link Target

Set Link Target on link


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