The functionality to open WooCommerce external product / affiliate links in a new tab is not something that is currently possible from within the core WooCommerce plugin. This functionality is useful if you’re an affiliate marketer for example that requires the external product buy now button links to open in a new tab when clicked.
After and installing the WooCommerce External Product New Tab plugin all external product links on your WooCommerce site will then automatically open in a new tab. This includes external products on product categories, single product pages and also those added via the WooCommerce short-codes etc.
The plugin does not include any settings or similar to specify only certain external products to open on a new tab and instead sets all product links to open in a new tab.
Install WooCommerce External Product New Tab
- Download the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory.
- Goto WordPress > Appearance > Plugins > Add New.
- Click Upload Plugin and Choose File, then select the plugin’s .zip file. Click Install Now.
- Click Activate to use your new plugin right away.
If you would like to contribute to the plugin, provide feedback or alert me to any issues you can do so from the Github repo referenced below.