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Tabs Shortcodes

Description

Adds a few shortcodes to allow for tabbed content.

IMPORTANT: If you are not comfortable using WordPress shortcodes, this plugin may not be for you. Additionally, you must be able to edit your themes main stylesheet in order to add the necessary CSS.

Features

  • Adds two shortcodes for adding a tabbed interface to your site
  • Select a specific tab by URL
  • No default CSS added (you will need to add your own)
  • Only adds JavaScript on pages that use the shortcodes (and doesn’t require jQuery)

The Shortcodes

The two shortcodes that are added are:

[tabs]

and

[tab title=""]

Basic Usage Example

[tabs]
[tab title="First Tab"]Content for tab one goes here.[/tab]
[tab title="Second Tab"]Content for tab two goes here.[/tab]
[tab title="Third Tab"]Content for tab three goes here.[/tab]
[/tabs]

This will output the following HTML:

<ul class="tabs">
    <li><a href="#tab-1" class="active">First Tab</a></li>
    <li><a href="#tab-2">Second Tab</a></li>
    <li><a href="#tab-3">Third Tab</a></li>
</ul>
<section id="tab-1" class="tab active">Content for tab one goes here.</section>
<section id="tab-2" class="tab">Content for tab two goes here.</section>
<section id="tab-3" class="tab">Content for tab three goes here.</section>

Settings

There are no settings for the plugin. The only additional setup you will need to do is add some css to style the tabs however you’d like. Adding the CSS is very important as the tabs will not display as tabs until you do so.

Selecting a Tab by Default

You can select a tab by default by added the tab number as an option in the opening [tabs] shortcode like this:

[tabs open="2"]

This will open the second tab when the page loads.

Selecting a Tab by URL

You can select a tab by default using a hash in the URL. Simply add #tab-1 after the trailing / of the URL to select tab number 1. Replace the number with the tab you’d like to select.

This example URL will select tab number 3:

http://domain.com/your-page/#tab-3

Sample CSS

Here is some sample CSS to get you started. Make adjustments as necessary if you want to customize the look and feel of the tabs.

/* Tabs Styles */
ul.tabs {
    list-style: none;
    margin: 0;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc;
}
ul.tabs li {display: inline-block;}
ul.tabs a {
    display: block;
    position: relative;
    top: 1px;
    padding: 5px 10px;
    border: 1px solid transparent;
    text-decoration: none;
}
ul.tabs a.active {
    border-color: #ccc;
    border-bottom-color: #fff;
}
section.tab {
    display: none;
    margin-bottom: 15px;
    padding: 15px 0;
}
section.tab.active {display: block;}

Issues/Suggestions

For bug reports or feature requests or if you’d like to contribute to the plugin you can check everything out on Github.

Installation

  1. Upload the ‘tabs-shortcodes’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Add the shortcodes to your content.
  4. Add some CSS to your themes stylesheet to make the tabs look the way you want.

FAQ

Why isn’t the JavaScript file loading on my site?

This is most likely caused by a poorly coded theme. The plugin makes use of the wp_footer() function to load the JavaScript file. Check your theme to ensure that the wp_footer() function is being called right before the closing </body> tag in your themes footer.php file.

Reviews

Would be nice if we can make tabs into links

I really want to add a nice ‘Buy Now’ button on our website, and would like to do this using a linked tab, but I’ve not found any workaround which allows this 🙁 Otherwise though this is a great plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.2

  • Added an option to open a specific tab by default
  • Now compatible up to WordPress 4.1

1.1.1

  • Fixed breaking tabs when clicking outside tab area

1.1

  • Added ability to select a specific tab based on the URL

1.0.3

  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.9

1.0.2

  • Added the shortcode parameter when calling shortcode_atts()

1.0.1

  • Drastically simplified JavaScript

1.0

  • Initial release