SharePoint Content Query Web Part Open New Window

I have five solutions, most of which involve code. The first solution is probably the easiest for you:

First solution
These MSDN articles tell you how to modify ItemStyle.xsl and add your own CQWP style to it (, You should be able to override the code which displays hyperlinks and insert target=”_blank”.

Second solution
This link to Heather Solomon is helpful also

Third solution
The next suggestion is to use javascript to find all links in the Content Query Web Part and set their targets after the page has loaded. Probably an icky solution for you but possible.

Forth solution
You might use Visual Studio to create a webpart which inherits from the Content Query Web Part and writes all hyperlinks with new browser targets. See google.

Fifth solution
My last suggestion is to get something like the Enhanced Content Query Web Part and see if that will do it for you (

Diganta Kumar is an experienced Technical Program Manager with a passion for technology. He has architected and developed software for over a decade for a broad range of industries. Diganta is a founder of two online IT businesses. He likes to help, mentor, and manage software development teams to improve and produce great software. He currently works as a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, he was with AWS for five years, where he managed large cross-functional programs on a global scale.

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One comment on “SharePoint Content Query Web Part Open New Window
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