It’s a simple solution, yes. But why not indicate this dilemma right above the page transition option that transitions will disable target: blank? I would never have guessed and would have likely dumped the theme, $50 and all.
Hi thanks, and sorry for the delayed response. My page is set to Default Template which makes this even more mysterious. Meanwhile, I dissected the function for the mail and Ajax file and was able to add the field that I needed to the form (I just needed a Phone Number field), so I kept the Contact Page form. Still, really problematic and touch to use the form without major tinkering. Now if I only could figure out why Cucina is not letting my external links open in a new page, going to repost as a new thread.