Coming in with a baffling critical issue we’re running into that is looking like we need to completely remove the use of Zaraz.
Links on the site that have
<a target="_blank"> set, don’t actually open up in a new tab when in iOS in Safari or other WebView apps (using WebKit).
There’s some type of WebKit open in new tab issue that is only present on iOS, and only happening when Zaraz is enabled.
I had thought maybe it was one of the scripts we had running here:
Because when disabling everything, it worked great on mobile again, no problem.
Then I enabled just 1 at a time, and regardless of which I enabled, it completely stopped working.
So then I went further and disabled everything, enabled only one:
And then disabled all of the tool actions:
So for all intents and purposes, absolutely no custom code is running, it is literally just “enabling” Zaraz with nothing happing at all.
This results in no target=“_blank” links working.
So as you can imagine, target=“_blank” not working, on an affiliate link site, means that no one can click affiliate links on our site, on iOS mobile in any WebKit app, which has resulted in us directly losing substantial money via affiliate revenue clicks.
So having Zaraz simply being enabled, breaks critical functionality in sites.
Is this something you’ve experienced or heard of before? We’re rushing to move off Zaraz as quickly as possible because of this, but as you can imagine, we’re quite upset over leaving Zaraz as we’ve otherwise been really appreciating it.