Any tab plugin for wiget area that actually work? (5 posts)

  1. term25
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Tabbed Widget plugin is not working in new WordPRess. Is there some plugin that actually works?

    Which widget do you use in WordPress?

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  2. kjodle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you are this week's Most Impatient Poster with a record time of 23 minutes

    LOL--that will teach me to surf these forums while eating.

    Is there some plugin that actually works?

    Don't assume that just because a plugin doesn't work for you, it doesn't work at all. That's really demeaning to those who write plugins and to those of us who help out in these forums.

    Remember that it's not a matter of works/doesn't work. It's a matter of works well/works poorly. You need to do your homework:

    1. Search the plugin repository using a variety of keywords. (Searching is as much an art as it is a science.)
    2. Read the description of each plugin to see if it's actually designed to do what you want. (It's easy to misread these descriptions if you are in a hurry or inexperienced.)
    3. Read the reviews to see if others have had problems with the plugin.
    4. Use the Google to search for your plugin. Add keywords like "troubleshoot", "problems", or "issues" to expand your search.
    5. Select plugins that have a strong revision history behind them. If your current plugin hasn't been updated in over a year, chances are you will have issues with it before too long.

    Tabbed Widget plugin is not working in new WordPRess.

    Most importantly, describe, as accurately as you can, what the issue is. "Not working" could mean anything, and it could be something that is permanently fatal or a relatively easy fix. But without a more accurate description, as well a link to your site, it is impossible to help you.

    Don't forget that themes and plugins listed in the repository are released under a GPL license. Feel free to learn to code in order to improve them and then offer your efforts to the WordPress world.

  3. govpatel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I using Tabbed Widget plugin fine on my website

  4. term25
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I used external jQuery plugin idTabs instead... because Tabbed Widget plugin simply doesn't work.

    idTabs works great and are super fast!!!.

    Tabbed wiget wants some Invisible Widget Area to be created.


    Widgets that have configuration settings must be placed in the 'Invisible Sidebar Area' before they will appear in the drop-down menu.

    WTF is Invisible Widget Area?

    Never hear of that I can create a new widget area in functions.php but I have never heard of "Invisible" widget area?

    Should I use visibility: hidden; or display: none; for the widget I create? I don't get it.

    Sorry, but the documentation of Tabbed Widget is awful, really AWFUL.

    This plugin is btw. almost 2 years without no update!

    Last update of Tabbed Widgets was in Jan 24, 2011.

    So, I don't think this is well supported plugin at all if the latest update was 2 years ago.

  5. term25
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Btw. Joomla or Drupal have TONS of tabs plugins that work great after installation.

    WP has ...ehm ..1 or 2? And they simply don't work at all :DDD

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