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Release status:Extension status stable

Tabs extension.png
ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Tag, Parser function
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Allows simple creation of tab menus, dropdown menus, and collapsible boxes.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Joeytje50talk
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.3 (2015-01-10)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.22+
PHPTemplate:Extension#php 5.4+
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license GNU General Public License 3.0 or later

  • <tabs>
  • <tab>
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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The Tabs extension makes it possible to insert tab menus, dropdown menus, and collapsible boxes into any page, using the <tabs> and <tab> tags, or the {{#tab:}} parser function. This extension requires no JavaScript to work, except for older browsers such as Internet Explorer 8 and lower as a CSS :checked polyfill. As opposed to other extensions, this independence from JavaScript results in having no flash of unstyled content when the page loads.


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

You can also download the code directly via Git from the MediaWiki source code repository. From a command line, call the following:

git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/p/mediawiki/extensions/Tabs.git

Configuration parameters[edit]

None, but the default background colour for dropdown menus is stored on the "MediaWiki:tabs-dropdown-bgcolor" page.


See Extension:Tabs/Usage.

See also[edit]

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