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How to Add Custom Product Tabs to WooCommerce

The free Custom Product Tabs plugin for WooCommerce lets you add a custom tab to the product view page. The new tab is easily configured from the Product admin page where you can set the tab name, and content containing plaintext, HTML or shortcodes. This plugin has been tested with the Wootique theme, but should be compatible with any WooCommerce theme.


Create the Custom Tab

View the Custom Tab

Installation and Usage

  1. Upload the entire ‘woocommerce-product-tabs-lite’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Edit a product, then click on ‘Custom Tab’ within the ‘Product Data’ panel

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Support & Feedback

Thanks for trying this extension. As always, if you have any questions, issues or feedback, don’t hesitate to get in touch by leaving a comment below, using our contact form, or emailing.

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125 Comments

  • Roy 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you for this great plugin! One question though, what lines do I need to change in order to create a second custom tab? Thank you!

    • justin 5 months ago Reply

      Hey Roy, thanks for stopping by and checking out my plugin. If you’re familiar with PHP development then adding support for additional tabs would be pretty straightforward; it would require changing the code in a number of places though, more than would be easy to explain here. I don’t know how big of a rush you are in, but I can tell you that someone else is working on a paid extension for WooCommerce that will allow for additional tabs, and a lot more control over the tabs than my little free plugin offers. I don’t know when it will be available, but when it is I’ll link to it from here. I’ll try and take some time in the future to make this plugin support additional tabs, but for now I hope this helps. Thanks again

      • Roy 5 months ago Reply

        Thank you. I’ve been coding in PHP for 5 years, WordPress however is kinda new to me. Probably I’ll figure it out somehow, thank you for your work. You’ve made some people in the Netherlands very happy.

        • justin 5 months ago Reply

          I’m glad to hear it! Thanks for the kind words

  • Cabbola 5 months ago Reply

    I have just installed your plugin. But all I see is a tab and no option to add text.

    WooCommerce 1.52-1

    This would be a great addition if it would work and is exactly what I have been looking for..

    I look forward to your response.

    • justin 5 months ago Reply

      Thank you very much for taking the time to let me know about this. That bug should now be fixed in the 1.0.2 release. Please let me know if you have any other issues with the plugin. Thanks again.

      • Cabbola 5 months ago Reply

        Brilliant!

        Thank you very much.

        Bob

  • koen van der velden 5 months ago Reply

    How can i add a new tab to all product pages?

    • justin 5 months ago Reply

      Hey koen, thanks for your interest and for the question. I’m afraid I haven’t provided a way to add a tab to all product pages with this plugin. The good news is that someone else is working on a full featured tab manager for WooCommerce, which will have this feature along with many more, and which will be available as a paid plugin at the WooCommerce site once it’s released. I don’t know exactly when it will be released, but once it is I will certainly add a link to it from this page. Hope this helps

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Ryan, thanks for visiting, and for the question. I’ll just need a little bit of clarification: would that be a solution to what? The benblanco product tab solution is very similar to mine, they essentially both solve the same problem. If you give me a bit more info I’ll do my best to answer your question more fully. Thanks!

  • Amber Weinberg 4 months ago Reply

    Hiya! I installed your plugin and while it shows up in the admin area, it doesn’t show up at all on the front-end…I’m sure general tabs need to be enabled and I’m not sure how to do that…here’s the site i’m talking about:

    http://amberweinberg.com/clients/orion/shop/zyflamend-wholebody-60sg/

    Thanks!

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Amber, thanks for giving my plugin a try, and for getting in touch. Whelp, my plugin depends on the 'woocommerce_product_tabs' action, which is done by the single-product/tabs.php template. The whole chain of events that happens with, for instance my Wootique theme is: templates/single-product.php calls woocommerce_single_product_content() which does the action 'woocommerce_before_single_product_summary', which woocommerce_output_product_data_tabs() is hooked onto, which finally loads the single-product/tabs.php template that we started with. Which theme are you using? If it’s overriding any of those pieces, or doesn’t initiate that process, then the tabs definitely wouldn’t render. I know some theme providers, like Genesis for instance, have Connect plugins to integrate more fully with WooCommerce. Let me know if I can be of any more assistance.

      • Elliot 4 months ago Reply

        I’ve disabled the tab functionality and would like to call the custom-product tab info directly. I tried:

        custom_product_tabs();?>

        Without luck… Any ideas to just load the function directly..?

        Thanks :)

        • justin 4 months ago Reply

          Hey Elliot, well it’s a little bit trickier than just calling that method directly. You have to hook it into the ‘woocommerce_product_tabs’ action, and then there’s also the custom_product_tabs_panel() function which includes the actual content and must be hooked into the ‘woocommerce_product_tab_panels’ action. Hope this helps!

  • Ant Clifford 4 months ago Reply

    Hey came across this. Thanks very much.
    to enable native WP Embed Support http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds you can make one addition and one change to custom_product_tabs_panel() method
    1. add “$embed = new WP_Embed();” just before the foreach
    2. wrap the apply filters call “echo $embed->autoembed(apply_filters(…));”
    Cheers
    Ant

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Ant, thanks for trying out my plugin, and thanks for leaving the tip. I’m sure people will find it useful, and perhaps I’ll include it in the next release of the plugin.

  • Emily 4 months ago Reply

    Great plugin–just what I needed! My shortcodes aren’t working, though–any idea what I need to do to fix ‘em? Thanks!

    http://www.rebeccaclarke.org/shop-rebecca-clarke/shop/the-cloths-of-heaven/

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Emily, thanks for trying out my plugin, and sorry about the shortcode not working. I’m curious, can you tell me which plugin you’re using for the audio shortcodes? Also, does the audio shortcode work in the product main description, and do any other shortcodes work in the custom tab? I’ve seen that at least the Tubepress plugin implements their shortcodes in a seemingly odd way such that they work only in the post main content, so I’m wondering whether this is another case like that one. Let me know :)

      • Emily 4 months ago Reply

        I’m using WP Audio (http://wpaudioplayer.com/). Yes, it works in the main product description field. I just tried GT Tabs shortcode–same thing (works in main description but not custom tab).

        Is there a shortcode that you know for sure works in there that I could try?

        Thanks for your help!

        • justin 4 months ago Reply

          Ha, weird, that’s what I was afraid of. Unfortunately I don’t have any suggestions for another audio player as I just don’t have any experience with them. If you are able to find one that works, definitely comment back here, I’d love to know for future reference. Sorry I don’t have a better answer for you, but I hope you’re able to find one that’s compatible!

          • Emily 4 months ago

            Looks like Haiku works–it’s not as elegant as WP Audio, but it does the job.

            Followup question–how can I get rid of the extra tab label (i.e. “Audio Samples” is on the tab and then it’s listed in the body of the content as well)?

          • justin 4 months ago

            Glad you found one that works at least. The easiest way to hide the extra title (without modifying the plugin) would be by adding the following snippet to your custom css file: #tab-audio-samples h2 { display:none; }

  • Emily 4 months ago Reply

    Perfect, thanks Justin!

  • D 4 months ago Reply

    Hi Justin,

    Do you know if that plugin for multiple extra tabs was ever developed? I had a look but can’t find it. Thanks for your it’s great.. I just need another one:)

  • D 4 months ago Reply

    actually Justin I found a work around this ! and just wondering if you would know if it’s going to cause me problems. There is another plugin for 1 custom tab available so I installed both that one and yours and now have 2 tabs !! do you think that’s ok for me to do or may it cause probs? seems ok so far !!

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      You know I’m actually working on a new paid version of the plugin now with multiple tabs and all sorts of other improvements and goodies, so I hope to have that available before all too long. Until that point, as long as you test your site with the two plugins installed and don’t see find issues, I think you should be fine; I seem to recall someone else mentioning to me that they used both plugins, so you’re probably not the first. Hope this helps

  • D 4 months ago Reply

    thanks for your quick reply :). I look forward to seeing your new plugin

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      You got it, I’ll post back here once it’s finished :)

  • jerry 4 months ago Reply

    great plugin. in addition to custom tabs per each product, i’m needing to provide tabs that are the same across all products.

    i am interested to know if you were planning on doing this in your next release as it is a logical step. if not, I’m working on developing this hard-wired into a theme because i need it right away but would be happy to work with you to implement this within your plugin.

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Jerry, thanks very much. Yes, “global” or “static” tabs across all products is definitely going to be part of the new plugin. Thanks for the offer, I may hit you up for some feedback if you’re up for it

  • MikeW 4 months ago Reply

    Justin,

    Great plugin, but like everyone else just counting down the moment when you have the paid-for version with the multiple tabs and “other goodies” ready. I was going to pay a developer to do exactly this thing, but found your plugin. It’s just that I need more tabs than one to make up for the fact that I don’t want to populate tabs with woo commerce stuff.

    You’re going to have it ready when? (Can’t be soon enough). You looking for someone to do some testing and give feedback while in development of a new ecommerce site?

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Mike, I know I’m long overdue to get this extension completed, and believe me I really want to wrap it up and get it for sale. Don’t have a timeframe yet, but I’ll be in touch

      • ryan 4 months ago Reply

        I’ll be open to testing as well. Looking forward to this plugin and thanks for taking it on.

        • justin 4 months ago Reply

          Why thank you very much Ryan! The plugin is actually in the final stages, so it shouldn’t be long now

  • Joe 4 months ago Reply

    Hi,

    quick question, i am using a plugin to import all my data into woocommerce,

    if I setup lets say 3 tabs, how can I import data into them ? What are the fields called ?

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Joe, no real convenient way of doing that I’m afraid. This plugin only provides a single custom tab anyways

  • Erjon 4 months ago Reply

    Hi,

    Is it possible to add the option to “Automatically add paragraphs” instead of having to add the tag to every new sentence? I want to use the Custom Tab as the product specification tab and list all of the specs. But I have many products and it would be very time consuming to add the or the tag to every line of the text on each product page.

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Sure, the best way right now would be to add a filter like the following to your functions.php:

      add_filter( ‘woocommerce_custom_product_tabs_lite_content’, ‘tab_content_autop’, 10, 2 );
      function tab_content_autop( $content, $tab_id ) {
      return wpautop( $content );
      }

      Hope this helps!

      • Erjon 4 months ago Reply

        This works perfect! Thanks.

  • Louis 4 months ago Reply

    Hi Justin,

    I want this multi-tab plugin “yesterday” :P — Is it on its way?

    Will it come with tinymce editor built in and will it take shortcode and what not…?

    Thanks!

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Louis, heh, yeah a lot of people needed this “yesterday”, and I feel badly that I couldn’t deliver it, but it’s in the final stages now so it hopefully shouldn’t be much longer. The new one will have the “quick tags” editor at the product level, which are those buttons that show up when you click on the “HTML” tab of the editor. Due to technical limitations the TinyMCE editor, which shows up on the “Visual” side will be available in a different edit screen within the plugin where all tabs are listed (similar to how all posts, or all products are listed); it’s difficult to explain exactly what I mean, but hopefully it will be clear within the plugin. Oh yes, and it will allow shortcodes, it should behave exactly like post or product content.

      • Louis 4 months ago Reply

        Thanks Justin! I think I know what you mean ;) Yeah, because many themes come with custom shortcodes to do x, y and z, like columns, buttons, horizontal rules etc… and you can generate these from a drop down menu in the page/post editor. It sounds like it’s going to be a great plugin!

      • ben stolz 4 months ago Reply

        Are you making the multi-tab plugin or another developer? Came late to the comments, sorry. And, any idea if it will show up on Woo in September — :)

        • justin 4 months ago Reply

          Hey Ben, I’ve actually finished the multi-tab plugin and submitted it to WooCommerce for review. If they’re happy with it it may even be available this september if we’re lucky.

  • Mike Wells 4 months ago Reply

    Justin,

    This is great news! Please….please keep the heat on the folks at woo themes to get it done and posted ASAP. The timing for me couldn’t be better (unless of course it was today). Can you please post a notice on this forum when they approve so we can jump right on it.

    Thanks, Mike

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Mike, believe me, I’ll be yelling from the rooftops when the plugin is approved and available for sale :-)

  • Robb 4 months ago Reply

    The extra Tab does not seem to support the use of shortcodes within its content. Is there a way to add this functionality?

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Robb, well it actually should work with the majority of shortcodes, what I find is that occasionally shortcodes added by a particular plugin will work only within the main product content area. Tubepress, and wpaudioplayer are two such examples. So, I would say to just verify that one of the built-in shortcodes, like [embed] works, and if it does then let me know the name of this other shortcode you’re trying to use that does not work, and I’ll add it to my incompatible list. Thanks!

      • Robb 4 months ago Reply

        The WordPress theme I am using is an ecommerce theme called “Abundance” that I got from themeforest.net – even their shortcode for adding a button does not render. The other shortcode I tried was “RPS Include Content” which allows you to duplicate page content hrough the use of a shortcode which references the page/post id. I would show you an example but my clients site is behind a under construction page which requires a login.

        • justin 4 months ago Reply

          Ok, thanks for the additional info. And did you try out the [embed] shortcode to verify that a properly-implemented one works? ie: [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg[/embed]

  • Robb 4 months ago Reply

    Placing [embed] in the main description area or on a standard page renders nothing. In the custom tab with a heading it renders simply as [embed]

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Right, it needs to have for instance the URL for a youtube video before the closing shortcode tag. Ie:

      [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg[/embed]

      • Robb 4 months ago Reply

        NIce – I have a Taxxas car too! Anyway, the [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDNLUzjkpg[/embed] works only in the main body of the product description and not in your tab. I am using your version 1.0.3

        • justin 4 months ago Reply

          Ohhhhh, I added support for shortcodes in 1.1.0, so that would explain it. If you update, it should work, and hopefully even the themeforest and other shortcodes as well. best of luck

  • Louis 4 months ago Reply

    Hi Justin, is the extension going to be released before Friday? I am not sure if you are aware but they have this new policy coming, as well this 30% off discount going on right now. How I can make the move before it’s “too late”.

    Me and other aren’t liking their new deals…

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Louis, I did see the announcement about the new policy. I know it’s going to be met with some mixed feelings by the community, but I do think it’s the right thing to do in the long-term. I know it might look unfair from the customer’s viewpoint, but as a plugin author myself, I know all too well the massive investment of time and resources that is required to build, maintain and support these plugins, and I just have a few! For Woo to be able to afford the kind of support the community rightfully expects and demands, well, they have to figure out a way for it to make business sense. In any event I hope you stick with Woo, I know I will be. As far as your real question, I’m afraid as a plugin author I just don’t have much control over when exactly a plugin is released. I submit it for review, along with a slew of other authors with other projects, and the WooCommerce dev team reviews and audits them as quickly as they can, so it’s all a matter of how many other plugins are ahead of mine to be reviewed, and whether they want me to make any changes to mine before it can be released. Sorry I don’t have a concrete date for you, but rest assured I’m doing all that I can to get it live.

  • Louis 4 months ago Reply

    Hi Justin, thanks for the info, I appreciate it and I understand your position.

    The thing is, a months ago I wasn’t told any of this — yet I am 500% sure that this wasn’t planed overnight — I feel betrayed and used + pulled in.

    I was told that they would help me in the support forum… Right now my experience with the new support ticket system is awful. Period. I feel they don’t read emails properly, too many back and forth, and loads of “sorry for the confusion — yes you can do that”…

    I am being told to “learn php”, and to check the Woocommerce codex, or look for a Woocommerce “Woo ninja”. Woowooo — I am sure Ben Stiller is going to show is face soon…

    Yet, I WAS TOLD during my pre-sales questions a month ago, that I would get help from the support forum — which is now “R.I.P” !!!

    As for your comment: “For Woo to be able to afford the kind of support the community rightfully expects and demands, well, they have to figure out a way for it to make business sense.”

    What “kind” of support??? They KILLED the community already — they killed the private support forum. Very bad move. Bad omen on it’s way.

    I won’t be buying any extensions after Friday — too many ongoing deceptions. I’ll look elsewhere — no worries.

    Also, I hate people and companies who invade my privacy, for instance we already have Facebook, Twitter and the government — a great “bundle”…

    Now Magnus from Woothemes boasted publicly with pride that the domains will be “mapped”, and they will know who is using what… I don’t want strangers to stalk on me and my sites, especially when I have given money already — that’s freaking rude. I hate spies and nosy people who respect nobody but themselves. My very first gut instinct was to not even think of demoing something like Woocommerce. I was right. Not surprise, got a good nose this kind of things.

    Anyway — rant over, you are a cool guy and I get on well with you. I know you’ll do well, I understand what you said about your situation. I have nothing against you.

    If you feel that my message is “too strong”, you can remove it Justin , I don’t have a problem with that — I don’t want you to get the impression that I am “polluting”. That’s just the way I feel, and I speak from experience and my sure I am not the only one out there. Unfortunately, Woocommerce is targeting donkeys.

    • Mike Wells 4 months ago Reply

      Louis,

      While I understand the move they need to make with pricing plug-ins in order to run their business on a viable financial footing, and the need to reward the hard work of developers like Justin, I share your frustration with the folks at Woo. Their current support scheme is a joke and they need to be forthcoming about the future plans.

      I don’t want to see Justin’s forum turn into a Woo-bash, but it is clear that a Woo user community forum is desperately needed. Ideally this should be authorized and moderated by Woo. However, if they don’t do the right thing, then some one else needs to. There’s no debate about the value of a free and open conversation, and flow of ideas, help and suggestions from a community of users, it is what makes for a successful software product. If they don’t see the wisdom in that, then ultimately they will crash and burn.

      In the meantime, Justin, thanks for stepping up to produce the multi-tab plug-in. In order for Woo to be successful, they will need to rely on developers such as yourself to do the things they can’t. It is unreasonable for them (as they seem inclined) to expect the user community to read WP codex, Woo codes, and become proficient enough in all this, and PHP, to make use of their system. If they think that’s their path to success they are going to be disappointed.

      One last thing – you may be familiar with the Soliloquy plug-in? Take a look at his business model. He seems to be running independent of Woo with WP plug-in business model and doing well enough. ALthough his product is not dependent on the Woo theme system, it is definitely superior to their slider system – I was willing to pay the bucks for the premium version because I found the built-in Woo slider system to be too klunky and poorly documented.

      • justin 4 months ago Reply

        Hey Guys, well to be perfectly honest, I don’t view either of these comments as strictly Woo-bashing; bashing in my mind would be to attack a company or person or position or what have you without any supporting statements. That is to say, something like “I hate WooCommerce because WooThemes made it” would be bashing, and not particularly useful. I get the feeling that you’d like to use WooCommerce and see Woo do the right thing, but you’re not happy with some of their decisions as of late, which is perfectly reasonable. The points that you guys are bringing up are well-thought out and perhaps legitimate, and so I think the conversation is actually a great, and necessary one, and helps me at least to understand how actual users of WC are feeling.

        Of course as a 3rd party developer I don’t have a huge amount of insight into the decision making process at Woo, but I know some very smart folks who work there and I have the impression that they make the best decisions they can both for their business, as well as the community. I know that they will not purposefully alienate or destroy the community they’ve worked so hard to build up around WooCommerce.

        I’ll admit I was initially pretty surprised when they got rid of the support forum, but if I recall correctly, according to their announcement post their reasoning was essentially that not enough members of the community were answering questions, and there were too many duplicate issues, and customers weren’t getting their questions answered correctly or in a timely-enough manner. So they invested quite a bit of time and effort moving over to the uservoice-based ticket system. Now, I’ve never tried requesting support on it, so I don’t know what it’s like, but I know that their intensions are in the right place, and I’m sure they’ll continue refining and improving the system until it works the best for the most people. Perhaps a WooCommerce-dedicated community forum is needed, and if so I’m guessing someone will provide one. I even considered it myself, but I’ve got a lot going on as it is, and I was somewhat afraid that a forum would become a ton of people asking questions and only myself answering them. For a forum to work there has to be community involvement from both directions; perhaps the community just isn’t big enough yet to support that kind of interaction, who knows.

        My understanding with the new licensing scheme is that basically boils down to not being able to get support or updates for plugins on unlicensed-sites. I can understand being upset from a customer perspective because they were so loose with this previously, but really the idea of licensing per site, or allowing for a more expensive multi-site license is a pretty standard industry practice, and I don’t think too unreasonable.

        On a broader note, WooCommerce is trying to solve an extremely difficult problem: how to create a general, functional ecommerce solution that can be used to support a basically infinite range of business models and site looks and feels. They’ve taken the tact of minimal configuration, and easy overriding/modification of behavior by, yes PHP coding. It’s great for me as a developer, but I can understand the frustration of a non-coder. The thing is, take a look at another popular ecommerce option: Magento. Magento arguably offers more “out of the box” functionality, but with a ridiculously complex admin interface, which you practically have to be an expert in to use effectively. And while they do have a (fantastically engineered) plugin system, it’s so complex that even a decent developer will require quite a while before they become proficient in it. So WooCommerce is trying to strike a balance between “just working” and requiring coding knowledge to modify. Is it perfect? perhaps not, but it’s the most usable and best of any other options I’ve seen so far.

        Thanks again for the discussion guys

        • Louis 4 months ago Reply

          Hey Justin, that was a looooooooooooooong post of yours :P

          For me coming here, it’s like going to a nice coffee shop… lovely atmosphere and great vibe.

          On a different topic — did you see my fox video? Although I shot this a while ago, maybe I was inspired by your site!

          Foxrunsoftware is the place to check.

          • justin 4 months ago

            Hey Louis, yeah, the comments always look a lot more reasonable in the wide editing box, as compared with the super-squashed display here, ha ha.

            Why thank you for the compliment! I strive for a friendly inviting atmosphere, and it makes me very happy to see some discussion happening between readers such as yourself and Mike.

            Nice work with the fox video, I like it! Though I’ll admit despite the fact this is Fox Run Software I’ve soured somewhat on real foxes ever since my outdoor/indoor cat of 13 years went missing earlier this summer, with the prime suspect being a local fox. Course it could have been any number of other things, but I have my suspicions, and I’m not as excited to see it lurking around the house as I used to be :-(

  • Mike Wells 4 months ago Reply

    Sorry to hear about your run-in with the neighborhood fox. Around here we have to worry about coyotes…and they are a lot more aggressive than a fox. There’s instances of coyotes snatching dogs when owners are walking them on a leash…poof, no more fluffy.

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Thanks Mike, yeah coyotes are definitely a bigger problem for all household pets, no doubt about it. We supposedly also have them in the area, though I’ve yet to see or hear one. The fox I actually happened to catch on my infrared game camera the night my cat went missing, and I’ve seen it again since. I guess a fox will take a cat on average every 6-10 years or so. It was a pretty painful experience and needless to say, I don’t let her sister out at night any longer.

  • Louis 4 months ago Reply

    Very sorry to hear about your cat Justin, I share your sorrow.

    It was just one of these moments, I caught them and they didn’t see me, it was quite spectacular, they were jumping like mad men — never seen any like this and so close. I am not a fox “fanatic” though, I’ll shoot anything “interesting” really — the bird was way long gone… there was nothing I could do help it. Well, it’s England you know, the “government” is doing nothing about it, so there are thousands of “homeless” foxes out there.

    As Mike said — coyotes, that sound pretty freaking_not so awesome !

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Thanks Louis, I appreciate it. It was a risk I knowingly took, allowing her to be an outdoor cat, something all the animal groups tell you not to do. I know the foxes were here first too, and they’re just doing what they do.

  • Mike Wells 4 months ago Reply

    Hi Justin,

    Any word yet on the multiple product tabs plugin for woo? They’ve launched their re-tooled website, see nothing there yet. I’m getting down to the short strokes on this, is there another way beyond waiting on them – given their apparent workload it seems like it could be many weeks more.

    Mike

  • harsha 4 months ago Reply

    Dear sir how to add 3 custom tabs and How to add accept term and condition in checkout page

    Please help me

    • justin 4 months ago Reply

      Hey Harsha, there’s no easy way of adding a third tab, at least not until my Tab Manager plugin is accepted and live, which will hopefully be before all too long. To add a term and condition page is pretty easy: first go to Pages and create your terms and condition page. Next go to WooCommerce > Settings > Pages and select your newly created page where it says ‘Terms page ID’. Best of luck!

  • Victor 3 months ago Reply

    Your plugin is great, thank you for sharing it for free with the community. Wish i’ve known about it before i spent 4 hours figuring out to hook into the tabs file manually. now i have 2 new tabs (one hardcoded in the php file that pulls data from an atribute) and a cool one (yours) that is fully html editable, and that was exactly what my products needed.

    I don’t actually have any questions or requests for you, but i figured that providing something this useful for free ( i posted some info on a free alternative to the woocommerce product feed plugin), was worthy of a word of appreciation.

    Cheers from Romania :)

    • justin 3 months ago Reply

      Thanks! Glad you found the plugin useful :)

  • Sam Wightwick 3 months ago Reply

    Justin, Thanks so much for this plugin. I just wanted to add a tab to show a sizing chart for the clothing I am selling and this works like a charm! I didnt need the official plugin, and saved me $50 thanks to your work!

    • justin 3 months ago Reply

      Ha ha, glad the free one worked out for you. Of course if you ever need the additional functionality like more tabs or tabs with shared content, give the paid one a try, I wrote it too!

  • jay 3 months ago Reply

    Good Thanks for it.

  • djb 3 months ago Reply

    Hi,

    at first thanks for the great plugin. Is there an update to work with woocommerce 2.x available?

    thanks

    djb

  • Pranjal 3 months ago Reply

    I had tried that plugin and it runs shortcodes like charm ;)

    The only issue I come up with this plugin is that it generates the tab title again the content area of the custom tab.

    I had seen in the comments you’ve recommended to use CSS styling to hide the title but, unfortunately that CSS code also hides other H2 title on my custom tab. Isn’t there any different way to hide that tab title appearing again in my custom tab, without hiding other h2 titles?

    • justin 3 months ago Reply

      Hey Pranjal, there’s no way with the free plugin to do this, though with a specific-enough CSS rule you should certainly be able to hide just the h2’s within the tab content without a problem. The premium tab manager plugin includes template files which allow you to more easily customize this sort of thing too. Hope this helps!

  • Tadhg 3 months ago Reply

    Hi there,

    What shortcodes can you use with this plugin? I dont see any documentation so its hard to know how best to use it.

    thanks

    • justin 3 months ago Reply

      Hey Tadhg, thanks for the interset in our plugin and for the question. Now, are you asking what shortcodes can be used within the tab content, or what shortcodes does the plugin provide? If it’s the former, any properly written shortcode should work. Now, not all shortcodes seem to be properly written, and some will *only* function within the post description text for whatever reason; Tubepress comes to mind. If your question was the latter, this plugin does not create any shortcodes itself.

  • Tom 3 months ago Reply

    Using WordPress/Custom Cummonity v1.15 theme,. setting up a woocommerce site,. my goal is to have three options for a product and have the product image change to match the options.
    Enter Letter: (User Defined)
    Select Font: (Font List)
    Select Color: (Color List)

    I want to be able to have these options and have the product image change to match the options. Vector?! Is this possible using the custom community platform without having to manually edit the php? Do you know of a plugin for this? Really looking for a way to not have to add and link 2,000 pictures to the site using conventional methods. Any help would be more than appreciated. Much thanks!

  • Stinko 2 months ago Reply

    Hi Justin. Can I make multiple tabs for a single product, using your plugin

    • Justin Stern 2 months ago Reply

      Yup, you sure can, with the premium Tab Manager

  • Donna 2 months ago Reply

    Hi,
    I am thinking of buying the full version of your product because my client wants to be able to rearrange the products page. moving the long description where the short description appears (on the top right next to picture) and add fields when posting product to add pdf, or videos. will your product do this for me? I don’t want to purchase it…then it not do what I need.
    Thanks!

    • Justin Stern 2 months ago Reply

      The Tab Manager plugin will let you re-arrange tabs, add/remove tabs, create tabs with custom content, but it won’t let you move the short/long descriptions around, or add fields for PDF/Videos. This would require some custom code

      • Donna 2 months ago Reply

        Thanks for the reply,
        when you say “tabs with custom content” are they fields with edit boxes like the description area?

  • Nitish 2 months ago Reply

    Hi, Justin plz Click the given below link . I want to implement this type of product finder in wordpress theme like Year,Make, Model
    http://www.n-fab.com/
    I install the woocommerce and the products. but i dnt know how can i add this type of product finder. Plz give me any solution.

  • Jame 2 months ago Reply

    Hello Justin,
    Refer to you plugin: http://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-tab-manager/
    Could I add Multiple Custom Tabs (I mean more than 5 tabs) with your plugin?
    Jame!

    • Justin Stern 2 months ago Reply

      Yup, you absolutely can, and you can even drag-and-drop the particular order you want :)

  • schipper 2 months ago Reply

    Hi, I am using the lite version of the plugin i tried to use some syntax highlighters like SyntaxHighlighter Evolved or Crayon Syntax Highlighter but both are not working on a custom tab. They are working on the description tab. Do you have a solution or do you know a working syntax highlighter with your plugin? Does the paid version work with these plugins?

    • Justin Stern 2 months ago Reply

      Hey schipper, thanks for reporting this, shortcodes definitely *used* to work, but either something changed in a recent version of WordPress, or more likely I broke it with a release of the custom tab plugin at some point and never realized it. Should be fixed now in version 1.2.4: http://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-custom-product-tabs-lite/changelog/ let me know if it updating doesn’t fix the issue for you. Thanks again!

  • Peter 2 months ago Reply

    Hello Max and Justin,

    Thanks for the great plug in for adding the custom tab. Actually I looked at the paid version but for me that is too much. However I do have a question regarding the lite version. I have an multilingual website (three languages) translated with the Plugin Qtranslate. My question (I think you can guess) is how I can translate your plugin? Its not showing up in the codestyle localization. I think it has something to do that the plugin wasn’t made for multilingual websites but I might be wrong. Can you please help me with this?

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Peter

    • Max Rice 2 months ago Reply

      Are you trying to translate the tab names on the front-end?

      • Fabienne 2 months ago Reply

        Hello Max,

        I have do have the same question as Peter. On my website is a drop down box for the German and the English version. Every Post and Page is shown in the right language. The problem is: You can only give one name to the custom tab. Do you know a way to fix this or is it just not in the Lite version of the plugin.

        Thanks for the support!
        Fabienne

        • Beka Rice 1 month ago Reply

          Hi Fabienne, thanks for your question. Unfortunately, the lite version of the plugin does not support translations for the tab names / admin, but the pro version does and is WMPL compatible: http://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-tab-manager/

          You can test it to see if it works for up to 30 days as per WooThemes’s refund policy. I hope that helps!

  • Martijn 2 months ago Reply

    Hi Justin, like your plugin, but i’ve made two custom tabs now with two different products, but also two blank tabs have added… I don’t know why these blank tabs are there, but more importantly, i can’t get rid of them.. Can you help me?

    • Justin Stern 2 months ago Reply

      The free version isn’t really designed to support multiple tabs. That’s left to the premium Tab Manager which includes a bunch of other handy features as well :)

  • eukally 2 months ago Reply

    Hello,

    I am the admin of a website which was formerly administrated by an other person. The problem is, I cannot see where it’s possible to add new product tabs, in the product-admin area (woocommerce 2.0.14) – there is already one tab, but it seems not possible to click somewhere to add further ones …

    Can you please support me.

    Thank You.

    Thomas

  • eukally 2 months ago Reply

    Hello,

    is it possible to create more than 2 tabs?

    I see no button to add tabs…

    Thank you for help.

    Thomas

  • ngajar 1 month ago Reply

    Hello,

    I want to ask, how to create a custom template for single product with custom product type?

    I wont to use default single page for custom product type. Hope you can help my problem.

    Thanks

    Ngajar

    • Beka Rice 1 month ago Reply

      Hi, this isn’t a problem we’ve figured out yet – it would be the same idea as having a default tab layout based on product category (at least this sounds like what you’re trying to do). We’re hoping to implement this in a future version of the Premium Tab Manager so that you could set a default tab layout based on the product category rather than a global default layout.

  • Giuliano 1 month ago Reply

    Hello!
    i’m using your great plugin WooCommerce Custom Product Tabs Lite.
    Can i delete the Heading in the tab content?
    THX!

    • Beka Rice 1 month ago Reply

      Hi, you can remove heading content for all tabs by adding this to the bottom of your theme’s functions.php:

      add_filter( 'woocommerce_custom_product_tabs_lite_heading', '__return_null' );
      

      That filter controls heading content, so you could have it return something different if you prefer. The default return is the tab title:

      echo apply_filters( 'woocommerce_custom_product_tabs_lite_heading', '<h2>' . $tab['title'] . '</h2>', $tab );
      

      Though you could replace the tab title to simply change the heading.

  • Robb F 1 month ago Reply

    Hello!

    I have a question about WPML support.

    After updating WooCommerce I just noticed that when I try and edit the content of my woocommerce products I no longer can do that on a typical product page (but under a new language). I now get redirected to the “Woocommerce Multilingual” screen and “Products” tab. Here I can edit my translation(s) of my product.It’s convenient but the only problem is that there is no allowance there to edit the content of “custom product tabs” that I created and am using of yours.

    Is there a work-around for this? or a product update of your coming? is this perhaps available in your paid version?

    I would appreciate your help and thoughts.

    Thanks.

    Robb

  • Robb F 1 month ago Reply

    RE: Custom tab content being overwritten by WooCommerce Multilingual

    Hello – I posted here a few days ago (can’t see it approved yet) but thought I would provide an update. WooCommerce is aware of the problem (I posted a Bug report there) and has told me that they will look into it and will attempt to contact you. See: http://wpml.org/forums/topic/content-in-custom-tab-being-overwritten-by-woocommerce-multilingual/

  • Tyler 20 weeks ago Reply

    Any way to make the Tab Manage have WYSIWYG editor rather than typing in HTML?

  • Chris 17 weeks ago Reply

    Is there a way to add custom tabs to the Featured Products section of a theme? here is an example. http://www.tourprogolfclubs.com/brands/ping above the product box you see tabs that say driver, irons, wedges, etc. When you click them they will display that category of product. So if you click on drivers it will only show drivers. How can I do this?

    thanks for the help

    • Beka Rice 17 weeks ago Reply

      Hey Chris, there’s no quick way to do this but you could have a custom plugin developed to filter featured products by category, then use categories for your products to do this.

  • Chris Carpenter 17 weeks ago Reply

    So the woocommerce featured product custom tabs pro wont do this?

    Thanks again for the help

    • Beka Rice 17 weeks ago Reply

      Hey Chris, that plugin adds tabs to the individual product pages for more product information rather than changing the shop / category pages, so I’m afraid it won’t be able to do what you’re asking.

  • Chris Carpenter 17 weeks ago Reply

    Hello Beka,

    Thank you for the info. You wouldn’t happen to know of a them that allows this feature, would you???

    • Beka Rice 16 weeks ago Reply

      Hey Chris, unfortunately not :(. Seems like a bit of a niche thing, but if you have a theme with a widgetized homepage, you could probably have a plugin create a widget to do this for you.

  • Chris Carpenter 16 weeks ago Reply

    Thank you for your help….

  • Ujif 14 weeks ago Reply

    Hi! What can I do, if I want add more than one custom tab?

    • Beka Rice 14 weeks ago Reply

      Hey Ujif, thanks for getting in touch! We have a plugin – the WooCommerce Tab Manager – that will allow you to add as many tabs as needed, and create new global tabs for all products.

  • Carlo 8 weeks ago Reply

    Hi , very nice plugin.

    Can I create a shortcode ? i need see the tab on my template with wplister wordpress !

    Ty for answer !

    • Beka Rice 8 weeks ago Reply

      Hey there, this will only work for WooCommerce pages and will not work on eBay or other templates.

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