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Managing Global Product Tabs (X-Cart 5.4.x and earlier)
Managing Global Product Tabs (X-Cart 5.4.x and earlier)

Learn how to maintain default product tabs applied storewide.

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Written by Olga Tereshina
Updated over a week ago

The add-on "Custom Product Tabs" allows you to manage your store's global product page tabs. The management of global product page tabs is done on a special page in your store Admin area. To access this page, go to Catalog > Product Tabs.

By default, the standard set of tabs on a storefront product details page includes "Description," "Specification," "Comments," and "Reviews." These global product tabs cannot be deleted and can only be hidden if required.

The rest of the tabs can be edited, enabled, disabled, and deleted if necessary.

Managing Global Product Tabs

The "Product tabs" page of your store's Admin area (Catalog -> Product tabs) allows you to edit, enable/disable, reorder and delete existing global product tabs.

  • To enable/disable a global product tab, use the ON/OFF toggle in front of it.

  • To reorder global product tabs, use the "Cross" icon to drag-n-drop the tab to the correct position.

  • To delete a global product tab, use the "Trash" icon opposite it.

  • To edit the global product tab's properties, click on the tab name. The "Tabs" tab of a product details page will open. Here you can add required changes to the global tab content. The changes will apply storewide.

When you complete editing global product tabs on the "Product Tabs" page, click the "Save changes" button.

The changes applied to the sorting and viewing options (reorder and enable/disable) will only affect the newly created products.

If you want the changes to apply to all existing products, enable the "Apply sort, and view settings for all products" checkbox before saving the changes.

Creating New Global Product Tabs

To add a new global product tab:

  1. On the "Product Tabs" page of your store's Admin area (Catalog -> Product tabs), click the "New tab" button.

  2. On the page that opens, specify the tab name, content, and brief info (if applicable).

  3. Click "Create" to save the tab and continue editing it.


    Click "Save and close" to save the tab and return to the list of the global tabs.

A new global product tab will appear on the "Product Tabs" page and each product details page's "Tabs" tab. The tab position will stay as defined on the "Product tabs" page:

  • "Product Tabs" page

  • Product details' "Tabs" tab

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