How To: Add target=”_blank” To WordPress Author Profile Bio Links

There has been a bug in the WordPress core that strips target=”_blank” from any “a href” links added to the user’s “Biographical Info” field.

The links work fine, but they just won’t open in a new tab when clicked since target=”_blank” is automatically stripped from the link. This has been an issue for years now.

To fix it, simply add the code given below to your WordPress theme’s functions.php file:

https://gist.github.com/heyitsritesh/f973a6bf663519ed25bbb560be04e5ce

I hope this fixes the problem. If you still have any doubts, then feel free to drop a comment below.

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