Using the external links filter module

The external links filter module adds a small icon to all external and mailto links. It’s great for notifying users that links are external. Requirements:

  1. Drupal 6.
  2. External links filter module (

1 Install the module

Go to and download the module and place it in sites/all/modules.

Then enable the at Administer >> Site building >> Modules.

2 Configure input filters

Let’s now configure the Filtered HTML format. Go to Administer >> Site configuration >> Input formats and click on configure.

Scroll down and tick the external links filter in the filters section.


If you are having any problems check the order of the filters. Click onrearrange in the filter settings page and make sure the external links filter is second last.


That’s it, nice simple module. Remember there are extra options at Administer >> Site configuration >> External links filter.

If you have any questions just leave a comment.