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I am integrating some chat software into my wordpress website and it works with the code below:

<a href="https://hosted2.whoson.com/chat/chatstart.htm?domain=www.frontiercloud.co.uk" onclick="javascript:window.open('https://hosted2.whoson.com/chat/chatstart.htm?domain=www.frontiercloud.co.uk','new_win','width=484,height=361');return false;">Chat</a>

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However I need to add this javascript on click command to a Wordpress Menu link and wordpress does not give me this option.

Also tried this plugin and it doesn't seem to work for me: http://wordpress.org/plugins/jin-menu

I assume I should be able to just add a class to the menu link in wordpress, then just add some javascript elsewhere in my code that runs the function when the link with that class is clicked? If so can you please advice how I do this?
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http://sevenspark.com/how-to/how-to-add-a-custom-class-to-a-wordpress-menu-item

Then you can just add an event to the link

jQuery(".myClassName").click(function(e){
e.preventDefault()
// Your code here.
})
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by:petewinter
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Thanks, but I think that code is jquery. Can you show me an example as pure JavaScript.
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by:Gary
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It is and WP comes with jquery so why would you want plain javascript?
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by:petewinter
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So should code be like the below?

jQuery(".chat_pop a”).click(function(e){
e.preventDefault()
window.open('https://hosted2.whoson.com/chat/chatstart.htm?domain=www.frontiercloud.co.uk','new_win','width=484,height=361');
})

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by:Gary
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Yep
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by:petewinter
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Many thanks
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