URL Control

Elementor URL control displays a URL input field with the ability to set the target of the link to _blank to open in a new tab and nofollow attribute.

The control is defined in Control_URL class which extends Control_Base_Multiple class.

Note that when using the control, the type should be set using the \Elementor\Controls_Manager::URL constant.

Arguments

Name Type Default Description
type string url The type of the control.
label string The label that appears above of the field.
description string The description that appears below the field.
show_label bool true Whether to display the label.
label_block bool true Whether to display the label in a separate line.
separator string default Set the position of the control separator. Available values are default, before, after and none. default will position the separator depending on the control type. before / after will position the separator before/after the control. none will hide the separator.
placeholder string The field placeholder that appears when the field has no values.
show_external bool true Whether to show ‘Is External’ button.
default array The field default values.

  • $url (string) The URL.
  • $is_external (bool) Whether to open the url in the same tab or in a new one.
  • $nofollow (bool) Whether to add nofollow attribute.

Return Value

(array) An array containing the link data:

  • $url (string) The URL.
  • $is_external (bool) Whether to open the url in the same tab or in a new one.
  • $nofollow (bool) Whether to add nofollow attribute.
[
	'url' => 'https://your-link.com',
	'is_external' => true,
	'nofollow' => true,
]

Usage

<?php
class Elementor_Test_Widget extends \Elementor\Widget_Base {

	protected function _register_controls() {

		$this->start_controls_section(
			'content_section',
			[
				'label' => __( 'Content', 'plugin-name' ),
				'tab' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::TAB_CONTENT,
			]
		);

		$this->add_control(
			'website_link',
			[
				'label' => __( 'Link', 'plugin-domain' ),
				'type' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::URL,
				'placeholder' => __( 'https://your-link.com', 'plugin-domain' ),
				'show_external' => true,
				'default' => [
					'url' => '',
					'is_external' => true,
					'nofollow' => true,
				],
			]
		);

		$this->end_controls_section();

	}

	protected function render() {
		$settings = $this->get_settings_for_display();
		$target = $settings['website_link']['is_external'] ? ' target="_blank"' : '';
		$nofollow = $settings['website_link']['nofollow'] ? ' rel="nofollow"' : '';
		echo '<a href="' . $settings['website_link']['url'] . '"' . $target . $nofollow . '> ... </a>';
	}

	protected function _content_template() {
		?>
		<#
		var target = settings.website_link.is_external ? ' target="_blank"' : '';
		var nofollow = settings.website_link.nofollow ? ' rel="nofollow"' : '';
		#>
		<a href="{{ settings.website_link.url }}"{{ target }}{{ nofollow }}> ... </a>
		<?php
	}

}