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Editor Tabs

Description

This simple plugin is designed primarily for sites that are using WordPress as a content management system, however it can be extremely useful for both. If you are using a more complex WordPress install and theme you are likely to end up with a long list of dialog boxes on the edit pages to manage the different elements of your site. This can be a usability problem for two reasons, one being that a client may not know they have control over an element because it will be hidden way down the page. Additionally you can get to a point where you have to scroll way down and up to make changes and then publish the site.

This is especially true if you are using CMS plug-ins like PODS or Flutter.

I am currently working on finding a way to better work around moving meta boxes into the right hand column. Currently doing so will still give it the behavior of being a tabbed content area until you reload the edit page. IE: It will still show / hide the content and the tab will still appear in the menu as well. Any suggestions on the logic / behavior would be greatly appreciated as I am somewhat stumped at this point.

Changes

1.75 – Improved the styling of the tabs. Improved the handling with hidden / disabled fields. Fixed javascript conflicts for drag and drop menus in WordPress 3.0

Screenshots

  • Rather than having all the meta boxes listed vertically you now get one active and a javascript menu to show / hide boxes when clicked on.

Installation

To install, simply:

  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Contributors & Developers

“Editor Tabs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors