How can I add a sub menu link using add_submenu_page that will open a new window (target="_blank") instead of opening in the current one (default behavior)?

  • A good question :) Any help on this? – diosney Sep 23 '12 at 20:35

This has to be solved:

  • with an unconventional submenu manipulation, provided by @t31os in this Answer
  • and some jQuery
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'wpse_66020_admin_menu_new_item' );
add_action( 'admin_head', 'wpse_66020_add_jquery' );

function wpse_66020_admin_menu_new_item() 
    global $submenu;
    $submenu['index.php'][500] = array( 
                                    '<div id="wpse-66020">Go to WPSE</div>'
                                ,   'manage_options' 
                                ,   'https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/' 

function wpse_66020_add_jquery() 
    <script type="text/javascript">
        jQuery(document).ready( function($) {   

Resulting in this:

submenu with _blank target
click to enlarge

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