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Release status: stable
Implementation Parser function
Description Create pages with "Tabs" to dynamically switch between content
Author(s) alistair3149, Eric Fortin, Alexia E. Smith, Ciencia Al Poder
Compatibility policy Master maintains backward compatibility.
MediaWiki 1.39+
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later

The TabberNeue extension allows wikis to create tabs within a page. It is a forked and rewritten version of Extension:Tabber. It includes multiple improvements such as page transclusion, responsive layout support, ARIA support, and conform to Wikimedia UI. TabberNeue is a complete replacement of Tabber, please disable or remove Tabber before enabling TabberNeue.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called TabberNeue in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'TabberNeue' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


Name Description Values Default
$wgTabberNeueEnableAnimation Enable or disable smooth scroll animation true - enable; false - disable false
$wgTabberNeueUpdateLocationOnTabChange If enabled, when a tab is selected, the URL displayed on the browser changes. Opening this URL makes that tab initially selected true - enable; false - disable true


TabberNeue uses the exact same syntax as Tabber.

Simple tabbers[edit]

Tabs are created with tabName=tabBody, and separated by |-|. You can use any wikitext within your tabs, including templates and images.

|-|First Tab Title=
First tab content goes here.
|-|Second Tab Title=
Second tab content goes here.
|-|Third Tab Title=
Third tab content goes here.

Nested tabbers[edit]

Nested tabbers need to be written as parser functions. Instead of the <tabber/> tags, they are wrapped with {{#tag:tabber|}} and separated by {{!}}-{{!}}. It is useful when creating nested tabber.

|-|First Tab Title=
 Tab Title A=
 Tab content A goes here.
 Tab Title B=
 Tab content B goes here.
 Tab Title C=
 Tab content C goes here.
|-|Second Tab Title=
 Tab Title D=
 Tab content D goes here.
 Tab Title E=
 Tab content E goes here.
 Tab Title F=
 Tab content F goes here.
|-|Third Tab Title=
 Tab Title G=
 Tab content G goes here.
 Tab Title H=
 Tab content H goes here.
 Tab Title I=
 Tab content I goes here.


With the transclusion mode, the syntax is different, and it's more similar to <gallery> syntax.

The contents of the page of the first tab will be transcluded. Other tabs will be transcluded on-demand with AJAX, performing a request to the MediaWiki api. Once requested, they won't be fetched again until the page is reloaded. Note that Tabbers on the transcluded page will not be rendered.

Tabs are created with pageName|tabName, and separated by a new line.

First Page Name|First Tab Title
Second Page Name|Second Tab Title
Third Page Name|Third Tab Title


See also[edit]