ChrisP2408ParticipantJuly 30, 2018 at 6:15 amPost count: 5
I am surprised that the default Social icon linking in Avada is to not open in a new browser window/tab.
There is no tick box that I can see in the theme options that enable opening the social icon links in new windows.
Has anyone got around this? If so, please share.
ChrisMichaelKeymasterJuly 30, 2018 at 11:11 amPost count: 505
You can enable that by going to -> Avada Theme Options >> Extra >> Miscellaneous >> Open Social Icons in a New Window – https://d.pr/i/S243Ju
If you need further assistance or have any further questions, please create a support ticket using the link below and our support team will gladly assist you
We look forward to helping you!
Thank you kindlyChrisP2408ParticipantJuly 30, 2018 at 11:55 pmPost count: 5
Hi Michael – Thanks for coming back to me so promptly. However, that is already enabled and the icons still do not open in a new window. I am using the icons via a widget in the footer.
Any further guidance would be greatly appreciated.
ChrisanalytcaParticipantSeptember 7, 2018 at 4:23 pmPost count: 1
I have the same problem as wellDawnBellingerParticipantSeptember 8, 2018 at 7:44 pmPost count: 1
I’m having the same problem. I even added “_blank” as the link target and it’s still not working! And, I know this was working in previous versions of Avada. Help!MichaelKeymasterSeptember 10, 2018 at 2:26 pmPost count: 505cgbotParticipantSeptember 13, 2018 at 2:36 pmPost count: 2Michael CKeymasterSeptember 13, 2018 at 2:54 pmPost count: 492cgbotParticipantSeptember 14, 2018 at 7:06 pmPost count: 2
Thanks for the response @michaelc!
The social links I am referring to are in the header. These are the only links that will not open in a new tab, all other social links work fine. I have already enabled “Open Social Links in New Tab” option found in Avada Theme Options >> Extra >> Miscellaneous >> Open Social Icons in a New Window. But it still will not open in a new tab.
I have combed through all of the options in the theme, but I have not found any solution.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!Michael CKeymasterSeptember 17, 2018 at 8:39 amPost count: 492
Please go to Theme Options > Export and copy the contents of the options to – https://gist.github.com/. Then share a link to that file here. If you are on latest theme version, using the social links in the top bar (from TO) and have the open in new tab option enabled, then the links should definitely be opening in a new tab.paitonelisabethParticipantSeptember 25, 2018 at 6:56 pmPost count: 1
@michaelc The header social icons are opening in a new tab. My footer icons are not. Any assistance there?ChrisP2408ParticipantSeptember 25, 2018 at 10:58 pmPost count: 5
Apologies for the confusion Michael. As per Elisabeth’s note, the Social icons I was referring to, are using Avada Social Widgets, in the footer (not the header) and the option to open in a new window does not work in the footer with Avada Social Widgets, for some reason.Michael CKeymasterSeptember 26, 2018 at 9:27 amPost count: 492Jetxpert-EnvatoParticipantMay 14, 2020 at 6:09 pmPost count: 230
Thanks for your assistance on this. Very helpful.
One small item: The above does not work with the Social Media icon: Mail. The embedded code automatically adds the attribute “target=_self” to this icon. Click here. It does not change when we apply your above solution.
How can we fix this? Or, can you kindly have your coders change it to “target:_blank” – or – change dynamically when we select “Open Social Links in New Tab”?
Thank you!Jetxpert-EnvatoParticipantMay 14, 2020 at 8:53 pmPost count: 230
Temporary Fix: (until Theme Fusion updates Avada)
Procedure below allows your “Mail” social media link to open in a new tab or window, change the tooltip text, and add security measures as recommended by Google.
(1) Go to WordPress Dashboard > Avada > Theme Options > Advanced > Code Fields (Tracking etc.)
Please stay safe. Cheers!
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