WooCommerce Improved External Products


This one-click install will make links to external or affiliate products open in a new tab. Simply install it and click activate. If you decide you don’t want the feature, just deactivate it. If you have any other ideas for this plugin, send us an email at support@wpovernight.com

Want an even more awesome experience with external products? Check out Improved External Products Pro

Pro Version Includes:

  • Ability to open external products in a new tab from product archives
  • Ability to set tab action on a per-product basis
  • Ability to set tab action on a product category basis.
  • Priority Customer Support

Download the Pro version here – Improved External Products Pro


  1. Install the plugin.
  2. Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu.


Why doesn’t this work?

If you are having any issues with this plugin, please feel free to report any them on the support forum or send an email to support@wpovernight.com.


March 31, 2019
Hi. No way to make it working. At least in free plugin. External products open in the same windows after saving changes. Useless.
November 30, 2016
I'm using the free version of your plugin on my site, and it works perfectly for my needs. Thanks for taking the time to create it. My question: At the top of every page in the admin section, I see this: Thank you for using Improved External Products. Check out our pro version! Click to Go Pro! There's no way to remove it. I don't need to update and go pro. Is there any way I can remove this message so that it isn't showing up on every page without an option to remove? **I'd be happy to donate to you as the developer for the free service, but making this sticky at the top of every page isn't great.
September 3, 2016
"Open external links on new window" plugin does the same thing and on a global basis.. Plugin does not work on category pages or other visual composer elements of woocommerce.. Pro version looks promising and more feature rich. Very little feature on free version and since "Open External Links on New Window" plugin does the same thing, it might of little use if you're using this free version.
April 18, 2018
On this latest update, you now want me to pay to open up a new tab? You either have a paid product at the start, or a free product at the start, you can't turn off the main feature half way through and say to people you'll now have to pay for the privilege.
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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce Improved External Products” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.5.2 (2019-02-27)

  • Tested up to WP 5.1

1.5.1 (2018-06-20)

  • Fix dismissing pro notice

1.5.0 (2018-06-19)

  • Improved WooCommerce 3.X compatibility
  • Tested up to WP 4.9

1.4.1 (2016-04-27)

  • Fixed minor php error
  • Improved Settings
  • Added Datafeedr information

1.4 (2016-04-23)

  • New code base with minor bug fixes

1.3.1 (2016-01-13)

  • Fixed various minor issues

1.3 (2016-01-12)

  • Tweak: Abandoned template based solution in favor of javascript-based solution.

1.2.2 (2015-07-30)

  • Fix: Error where settings were blocked for non-pro users.

1.2.1 (2015-07-22)

  • Fix: Added check for category settings to ensure an array was being called in ‘in_array()’ function

1.2 (2015-07-14)

  • Added support for Improved External Products Pro

1.1.2 (2015-01-22)

  • Fix: Price symbol did not work in some non-latin languages.

1.1.1 (2015-01-12)

  • Tweak: Added jQuery fallback for themes that have edited the WooCommerce core template

1.1 (2015-01-11)

  • Fix: Works on shop pages
  • Tweak: Improvements for WooCommerce 2.0+

1.0.1 (2012-12-29)

  • Initial Release