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Introducing the Tabs Widget

Following our recent release of the Accordion widget, we’re really pleased to announce our new Tabs widget. Tabs offer a great way to organise and structure content in a small amount of space. Perfect for listing your services, products, page sections or any other content that has a horizontal structure to it.

The Tabs widget is included in the Widgets Bundle plugin release version 1.11.0. SiteOrigin Widgets can be inserted into any page using SiteOrigin Page Builder or any of the other Page Builders that we support. You can also insert widgets into theme widget areas.

As always, this is a completely free addon. All you need to do is update your copy of Widgets Bundle, then navigate to PluginsSiteOrigin Widgets in your WordPress admin, search for and activate the Tabs widget.

If you need a hand getting started, please, see the Tabs widget documentation.

Extra Options for SiteOrigin Premium Users

SiteOrigin Premium adds awesome functionality and additional features across our range of plugins and themes. The Tabs addon in SiteOrigin Premium adds a host of extra settings and features. The two you might find most useful are:

Preset Designs

To make the most of the extra settings and save you time, the Presets setting lets you choose from four unique designs. All the designs use neutral colours making it easy to adapt to your website colour scheme.

Flat Preset Design

Wire Preset Design

Rounded 01 Preset Design

Rounded 02 Preset Design

View a demo of the preset tab designs.

Layout Builder

The free Tab widget lets you add standard TinyMCE text content, but in the premium addon, we’re giving you the power to create tab content using a layout field. This means you can fill your tabs with complex widgets and Page Builder style layouts (rows and columns).

If you aren’t a SiteOrigin Premium member yet, be sure to sign up. It’s a cost-effective way to build your sites faster and more professionally. We’re introducing more addons all the time, so the longer you’re a member, the more valuable it becomes.

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  1. 2 years, 6 months ago LarsN

    Very nice
    but why do you call “Rounded 01 Preset Design” with a small rounding for the same
    as the other one with larger rounding “Rounded 01 Preset Design”

  2. 2 years, 6 months ago vovkasolovev

    Do you know there is free plugin “Tabs Widget for Page Builder” by ProteusThemes with power to create tab content using a layout field?
    Therefore, the Premium is not so tempting.

    • 2 years, 6 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      That’s a great option for users that would like to stick with free, thanks for sharing. In addition to creating new features to attract users to SiteOrigin Premium we’re also looking to continually add value for our existing subscribers :)

  3. 2 years, 6 months ago Abhsec

    Great work, very nice!!
    Thanks siteorigin !

    • 2 years, 6 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks :) Glad to hear you like the new widget.

  4. 2 years, 6 months ago Brian Buffell

    When I tried this widget all the tabs stayed open. Usually on a tabbed page the existing open tab will close when you open a new tab. So only one tab is open for reading at a time. Is this something you can fix for us. I am a premium subscriber. Did I miss a setting or do something wrong.

    • 2 years, 6 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Brian

      Thanks for reaching out. That sounds like an error. Please, reach out to us on email, [email protected]. Alex will assist as soon as possible. Please, include a link to the page so we can view the problem. If you don’t have a page with the tabs widget showing, please, create a demo page so we can see the issue in action.

      Thanks again :)

  5. 2 years, 6 months ago Collins Agbonghama

    This is one feature I have been missing in SiteOrigin page builder. Great work.

    • 2 years, 3 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks Collins, glad it helped.

  6. 2 years, 3 months ago TOM ANTRIM

    I would like to link to Youtube on my WordPress and Siteorigin.

  7. 2 years, 3 months ago Megri Outreach

    This widget seems so helpful, Its a great joy to work with it. I tried to set everything up as it was written.

    • 2 years, 3 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Glad to hear you’ve been building with the tabs widget :)

  8. 2 years, 14 hours ago Seyi Abiola

    Is it possible to have the tabs displayed vertically? Is there any way to achieve that?

    • 2 years, 7 hours ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Seyi, thanks for your interest. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to display vertical tabs with the Tabs widget at the moment. Sorry we can’t help with this request.

  9. 1 year, 11 months ago Peter Mocarnik

    I am very happy that you finally inculde this feature, bcs I had a lot of struggles always with tabs and with siteorigin. And I was trying a lot of different solutions but nothing was exactly good, but this one loks nice. I am already going to try it now.

    • 1 year, 11 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Peter. Super, glad the widget is something you can make use of :) Hope it helps.

  10. 1 year, 7 months ago bruno dumoulin


    I would like to know how to do if i don’t want this blue shadow on the box ? The same as this one when i’m writing now…
    Thank you for your answer

  11. 1 year, 7 months ago bruno dumoulin

    Hi Andrew,

    Thank you

    • 1 year, 7 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      For sure :) All the best.

  12. 1 year, 2 months ago TIMOTHY KAHMANN

    I am new at this, but can’t seem to find how to add shortcodes to the tabs? I have a team site I want to build and the shortcodes only print the shortcode text.

    • 1 year, 2 months ago TIMOTHY KAHMANN

      using the forum I found the solution. should have looked there first. the answer is by Srikanth Kamath here
      Thread: WordPress Shortcode [ ] where to put in Page builder

      • 1 year, 2 months ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

        Hi Timothy

        Thanks for reaching out.

        It isn’t possible to make use of shortcodes in the Text field. The Tabs addon in SiteOrigin Premium offers a Layout Builder option which is an instance of Page Builder. Within the Layout Builder, it’s possible to insert a SiteOrigin Editor widget which accepts shortcodes.

        Tabs widget documentation: Page: Tabs Widget
        Tabs premium addon documentation: Page: Tabs
        SiteOrigin Premium info: Download: SiteOrigin Premium

  13. 1 month, 15 hours ago Rex Pencoe

    If I want my tabs to display a photo or something like that how do I make it fill the entire tab and not have a border around it?

    • 1 month, 4 hours ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi Rex

      The SiteOrigin Premium Tabs Addon offers padding settings for the panel Page: Tabs. You could set left and right padding to zero. You might then need to use the Layout Builder in each tab panel to add padding back for the rest of your content.

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