Hi - I'm working with the Simple theme and am planning on updating the About page to redirect to an external site when clicked on. I figured out how to do so, but would like the redirect to open in a separate window instead of taking visitors away from my store. Any thoughts on how I can implement? Thank you for the help. -Phil
I found this guide on how to have external links open in a new tab.
also I found this snippet from Google interesting as well.
The short answer is: just add a target="_blank" attribute to your links (anchor tags). Now when your visitors click that link, it will open in a new window or tab (depending on which web browser they are using and how they configured that browser).
It seems like wether or not the link opens in a tab or a new window depends on which browser is used to view your site. FWIW I feel a tab is a better option as your store is still listed in the neighboring tab instead of being hidden by a new window. Just my $0.02.
Hope this helps