Projects open in new tab

Hi there, I am trying to make my projects open in a new tab.

I saw this old post but it must be out of date.

It says:
To achieve this you need to do some custom coding in the core files
wp-content/themes/illdy/widgets/class-widget-project.php at line 39
There you should add a target="_blank" inside the to look like this:

The problem is that I logged into my hosting and tried to find the file mentioned above but the /widgets folder and the
class-widget-project.php don’t seem to exist.

Could this be different now with an upgraded version of the theme?

Your help would be much appreciated.



Editing core files is not a best solution, try this solution.

  1. Install any plugin that supports adding custom js to the theme, say Custom JS – WordPress plugin |
  2. Add this script,

jQuery(’.widget_illdy_project a’).attr(‘target’, ‘_blank’);

Let us know,


Thanks for your help.

I have tried what you said an it doesn’t seem to make a difference.

Any other suggestions?


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hi Toby

You can use your email address :wink: we just need it for temporary access

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Thank you so much.

Hi there

PLease go ahead and check again, this is the final code i used:

jQuery(document).ready(function( $ ){
jQuery(".widget_illdy_project a").attr("target", "_blank");

Oh thank you so much for that.

That’s such a great help.

Many thanks



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I am also trying to have my projects open in a new tab. This How-to doesn’t work for me either.


Actually, I figured it out!

Hi, there

I will close the topic and mark it as resolved. Feel free to contact us again Thanks!