This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Hybrid Tabs


This plugin has been retired. I’ve replaced it with a much better plugin that can work with any theme. Check out Whistles, which allows you to create tabs, toggles, and accordions.

Thank you to all the supporters of this plugin over the years.


If you’d like to fork this plugin or even take over the project altogether, let me know. I’m done with it.


  1. Upload to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Add the Hybrid Tabs widget to one of your widget areas from the Widgets panel.

More detailed instructions can be found in the plugin’s readme.html file.


Why create this plugin?

Users wanted a tabbed widget that would work well with child themes of the Hybrid theme framework. This plugin allows that.

What does this plugin do, exactly?

It creates a new widget called Hybrid Tabs that offers a several tab-content options.

What tabs are available by default?
  • Bookmarks/Links (individual link category lists).
  • Authors.
  • Calendar.
  • Categories.
  • Daily archives.
  • Meta.
  • Monthly archives.
  • Pages.
  • Recent posts (alphabetical).
  • Recent posts (chronological).
  • Random.
  • Tag/term clouds (based on all taxonomies).
  • Weekly archives.
  • Yearly archives.
Can I get more tabs?

If you have any of these plugins activated, they will create additional tab options for you:

Can I make custom tabs?

Of course. Included in the plugin’s readme.html file is a set of instructions on how to create your own tabs for this widget.

I don’t understand any of this. What should I do?

You should do a little reading. The readme.html file included with the plugin has links to tons of resources. Everything you need to know is there.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


Version 0.2

  • Completely recoded from the ground up.
  • Widget uses WordPress 2.8’s new widget class.
  • Created additional tab options.
  • Added the register_tab() function for creating custom tabs.
  • Added support for several plugins.
  • Removed support for versions of WordPress prior to 2.8.

Version 0.1

  • Plugin launch.