I have created various menus, via the menu structure->menu page in Drupal for various pages in my site. I want to have some, if not all, of these menu links to open in a new page. You can not add target="_blank" to the path in the menu screen and I don't want to add a new module right now.

I am trying this:

Drupal.behaviors.externalMenu = function (context) {
  if (jQuery().attr) {
  $('.page-node-166 a', context).attr('target', '_blank');

My Steps: created a new js file, added the above code, went into my themes .info file, referenced this js file in the scripts section, refreshed, a few times, nothing works. Links still open in current window.

What should be happening in this code snippet is, find this class[page-node-166], which is the page, then for any link on that page, open it in new window. My first time attempting this so I don't know if I am missing a step.

How can I have menu links open in new window in drupal 7?


Update: enter image description here

  • Remove context. See my update below Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 15:08

1 Answer 1


You don't really need a drupal behavior to do this. Instead just simple do this:

    $('.page-node-166 a').attr('target', '_blank');


  jQuery('.page-node-166 a').attr('target', '_blank');

By default drupal uses jQuery.noConflict() so that it does not interfere with the $ that may be used from other libraries.

  • Hi Chad - thanks for the quick reply. I tried both solutions, but get the same error. note image above. I have double check, the class is spelled and referenced correctly. any ideas? Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 15:09

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