Links to external sites as Menu Items
It would be great if you could enter a url for the menu item rather than this kludgey redirect process. This could also be accomplished through implementing a http 301 redirect that has been proposed to in some other posts, but again this is a somewhat kludgey solution.
I would like to be able to add menu items that link to any specified URL, including pages within the site. While I think good design often eliminates the need for duplication, sometimes a page needs to be linked to in multiple locations for user-friendliness. For example, if a main menu item has a drop-down (secondary menu), sometimes people don't realize they can click on the main menu item and only look in the drop-down options. A main menu item of "Become a Member" could link to the same page as the drop-down option "How to Join." Also, it'd be nice to be able to add menu links to different anchors on a single page, and to be able to link to files, e.g. PDFs, so that we can list items such as our Bylaws in the menu.
Is there anyway to make menu items point to an external site in a new window?
I have used the redirect but I would like the page to open in a new window.
Dmitry Buterin commented
BTW, ideally I think these menu items should be somehow visually differentiated so that site visitors are not unexpectedly thrown to some other place.