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  1. #1
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    Question How to add blank taget to this

    Hi, I'm trying to modify a free joomla 2.5 rss news module because when the user clicks on a headline, it opens in the same window and takes the user off the page.

    I found this code block and I'm pretty sure this is where the target attribute needs to be added:
    $rssUrl = $params->get('rss_link');
            //  get RSS parsed object
            $options = array();
            $options['rssUrl'] = $rssUrl;
            if ($params->get('enable_cache')) {
                $options['cache_time'] = $params->get('cache_time', '30');
                $options['cache_time'] *= 60;
            } else {
                $options['cache_time'] = null;
    Can anyone here please tell me how to accomplish this?

    On 2nd thought, maybe this is the block of code that needs to be edited:
    $showLink = $params->get('link_title');
    $using_mode = $params->get('using_mode', 'categories_selected');
    $userRSS = (trim($using_mode) == 'rss' || trim($using_mode) == 'external') ? true : false;
    $target = $params->get('target');
    Last edited by TheIBFA; 03-09-2013 at 09:01 AM. Reason: Updated info

  • #2
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    This is probably not an easy one to find... But somewhere along the lines there should be an HTML URL being generated, possibly in the form <a href='{$target}'>{$showLink}</a>.

    In that line you can add your target='_blank', or include the JS function handeling the opening of the URL in a new window, as using target='_blank' is no longer according to the standards.


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