Creating tabbed panels in Concrete CMS

Feb 21, 2015

Instructions:

Step 1. Tabbed panels in forms use the concrete ui helper.
Core::make('helper/concrete/ui')

Step 2. The concrete ui helper will use the tabs method.
Core::make('helper/concrete/ui')->tabs()

Step 3. The tabs() method takes an array of "tab info" arrays.
tabs($tabs, $jstabs=true, $callback= 'ccm_activateTabBar')
- the first value of a tab info array is the data-tab name used in the data-tab hook for JavaScript
- the second value of a tab info array is the displayed tab title used as the label for the tab
- the third value is a boolean that sets the initial active tab
Example: array('feed-details', t('Feed Details'), true)
- "feed-details" is the data-tab name
- "Feed Details" is the tab title
- "true" means this tab will be the initial active tab

Step 4. Each tab section is wrapped in an element with a specific id and class.
- the id is the data-tab name prefixed with ccm-tab-content-
- the class is ccm-tab-content
Example: a data-tab name of "settings"

<div id="ccm-tab-content-settings" class="ccm-tab-content">
    <!-- form content -->
</div>

Step 5. Place the desired form elements inside each tab section wrapper.

Example: a simple block form using tabbed panels

<?php defined('C5_EXECUTE') or die("Access Denied.");

print Core::make('helper/concrete/ui')->tabs(array(
    array('feed-details', t('Feed Details'), true),
    array('feed-settings', t('Feed Settings')),
    array('text-colors', t('Text and Colors'))
));
?>

<div id="ccm-tab-content-feed-details" class="ccm-tab-content">
    <div class="form-group">
        <?php echo $form->label('text1', t('Text 1'));?>
        <?php print $form->text('text1', $text1)?>
    </div>
</div>

<div id="ccm-tab-content-feed-settings" class="ccm-tab-content">
    <div class="form-group">
        <?php echo $form->label('text2', t('Text 2'));?>
        <?php print $form->text('text2', $text2)?>
    </div>
</div>

<div id="ccm-tab-content-text-colors" class="ccm-tab-content">
    <div class="form-group">
        <?php echo $form->label('text3', t('Text 3'));?>
        <?php print $form->text('text3', $text3)?>
    </div>
</div>

Example: the HTML output for the tabs

<ul class="nav-tabs nav" id="ccm-tabs-13192">
    <li class="active">
        <a href="#" data-tab="feed-details">Feed Details</a>
    </li>
    <li class="">
        <a href="#" data-tab="feed-settings">Feed Settings</a>
    </li>
    <li class="">
        <a href="#" data-tab="text-colors">Text and Colors</a>
    </li>
</ul>

tab example

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