popuplinks()WP 0.71

Deprecated from version 4.5.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. It is recommended to replace this function with the same one.

Adds element attributes to open links in new tabs.

No Hooks.


String. Content that has filtered links.


popuplinks( $text );
$text(string) (required)
Content to replace links to open in a new tab.


Since 0.71 Introduced.
Deprecated 4.5.0

Code of popuplinks() WP 6.0.1

function popuplinks( $text ) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '4.5.0' );
	$text = preg_replace('/<a (.+?)>/i', "<a $1 target='_blank' rel='external'>", $text);
	return $text;