I'm trying to add attributes for external links such as the rel="noopener noreferrer" for all the external links where target="_blank". I've tried using modules such as the noreferrer and sel, but neither affect the links in my views.

How can I add rel="noopener noreferrer" to all links globally where target="_blank"?

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    As for affecting links in Views, it depends on how the links are configured in Views. Are these links from a URL field being displayed? Or links from a page display being shown embedded in Views? Or links in custom text in the header/footer? Feb 10, 2021 at 2:28
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    Also, the most popular module for this is Extlink. Feb 10, 2021 at 2:28
  • Globally like also all links inside body text fields?
    – leymannx
    Feb 10, 2021 at 12:53

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By implementing hook_link_alter in either a custom module or your theme.

The code (untested) would be similar to:

 * Implements hook_link_alter().
function MODULE/THEME_link_alter(&$variables) {
  if (isset($variables['options']['attributes']['target']) && $variables['options']['attributes']['target'] == '_blank') {
    $variables['options']['attributes']['rel'] = 'noopener noreferrer';
  • This would add to the attribute even if already set to noopener noreferrer. The Noopener Filter module does it like above, but adds if (empty($variables['options']['attributes']['rel']) || !in_array('noopener', $variables['options']['attributes']['rel'], TRUE)) {. It also has it as an array, not a string. Like $variables['options']['attributes']['rel'][] = 'noopener';
    – mbomb007
    Aug 31, 2023 at 18:26

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