In views,for image field, I have selected "output this field as link" and in link path, I wrote "node/[nid]". Link works and open in same window. How to open the link in a new window? I dont see any option in view.


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1) Click your image field at your views 2) Click Rewrite results. Check Output this field as a link. Key in your URL in the Link Path

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) 3) At Target text field, key in this "_blank"

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  • I glad it help. Do you mind give me vote up? Lol
    – peifa
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 2:40
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    I have the same problem but this solution does not work!! is there any other way?
    – shekoufeh
    Commented Apr 21, 2015 at 4:15
  • May I know what you key in the link path and what is the option you choose for formatter?
    – peifa
    Commented Apr 21, 2015 at 4:32
  • my link path is the token of image field and formatter is just image
    – shekoufeh
    Commented Apr 21, 2015 at 6:28
  • Similar approach on Drupal 8, where [nid] turns into {{ nid }}
    – Augusto
    Commented Oct 27, 2021 at 10:47

To do so programmatically, you need to define ThemeName_preprocess_views_view_fields function. Then in this function you should theme the views output. If the image field name is field_image then write:

function ThemeName_preprocess_views_view_fields(&$variables)
      $view = $variables['view'];
      if($view->name == "TheViewName")
           $variables['image'] = $variables['fields']['field_image']->FIND THE IMAGE PATH BY DEVEL MODULE;
           $variables['link'] =  $variables['fields']['field_image']->FIND THE IMAGE LINK ADDRESS BY DEVEL MODULE;  

Then create views-view-fields--TheViewName--DisplayNameOfView.tpl file and in this file write

$image = strip_tags($image) ;
<a href="<?php print $link?>" target="_blank"><img src="<?php print $image;?>"</a>

Notice that you should install devel module to get required information about the image, its link and etc.

Clearly in this method you will have more choices of displaying the link and you can also use this method to open the image in a popup window.

This is the main idea of doing this and I always use this. I didn't test this code but a few modification might be needed. for example in views-view-fields--TheViewName--DisplayNameOfView.tpl you can use <?php print $fields['field_image']->content; ?> to output the entire linked image.

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