Manual:$wgExternalLinkTarget

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Parser: $wgExternalLinkTarget
Set a default target for external links.
Introduced in version: 1.14.0 (r41333)
Removed in version: still in use
Allowed values: string or false
Default value: false

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Set a default target for external links. Add the following entry to LocalSettings.php file in order to open links in a new window / tab.

 $wgExternalLinkTarget = '_blank';

If the value is set to false, then no target attribute is used with external links (This behavior is the same as _self).

When changing the value, page views must be refreshed in order to make the setting effective.

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