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Managing Global Product Page Tabs (X-Cart 5.5.x)
Managing Global Product Page Tabs (X-Cart 5.5.x)
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Written by Anna Verbichenko
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The add-on "Custom Product Tabs" allows you to manage your store's global product page tabs (aka "product tabs"). Global tabs are page tabs that are available not just for a specific product but for multiple products across your store catalog.

The management of global product page tabs is done on a special page in your store Admin area. To access this page, go to Design > Menus & Pages, then switch to the Product Page Tabs section.

The page provides the following global page tab management options:

By default, the standard set of tabs on a storefront product details page includes the following:

  • Description (a tab for the product's detailed description; added by the X-Cart core);

  • Specification (a tab for the product's attributes and other details; added by the X-Cart core);

  • Comments (a tab for comments about the product; added by the add-on Go Social);

  • Reviews (a tab for product reviews; added by the add-on Product Reviews).

These global product page tabs cannot be deleted; it is also not possible to edit their name or content. However, these tabs can be hidden if you do not want them displayed. The rest of the tabs can be edited, enabled, disabled, or deleted, if necessary.

Adding a New Global Product Page Tab

If the standard set of global product page tabs made available through the use of the addon "Custom Product Tabs" is not enough for your business needs, you can create new global product page tabs of your own. New product page tabs that you create at the global level become available for all the products in the store - both the ones that already exist at the time of tab creation and any products that may be created later.

To add a new global product page tab:

  1. In the Product Page Tabs section of the Menus & Pages page, click New tab.

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

    If you want the new tab to be published right away upon creation, check the "Enabled" setting: it should be set to "active" (green). Otherwise, you may choose to reset this setting to "inactive" (grey).

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

    OR

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

Once you have added a new global product tab, it will appear on the list of global product tabs in the Product Page Tabs section of the Menus & Pages page.

Provided that the tab has been enabled, you will also be able to see it on the storefront:

Deleting Global Product Page Tabs

It is possible to delete any existing global product page tab (with the exception of the default non-editable tabs "Description", "Specification", "Comments" and "Reviews"). Deleting a global product tab removes it from any and all the product pages in your store catalog.

To delete a global product page tab:

  1. In the Product Page Tabs section of the Menus & Pages page, locate the tab that needs to be deleted.

  2. Click on the "Trash" icon opposite the name of that tab.

  3. Click Save changes.

The tab will be deleted.

Managing the Availability of Global Product Page Tabs

(Hide tab, Disable / Re-enable tab)

It is possible to hide (disable) any global tabs from being displayed on the storefront.

To do so:

  1. In the Product Page Tabs section of the Menus & Pages page, locate the tab that needs to be hidden.

  2. Adjust the "Show" property of the tab (the switch before the tab name) to "inactive" (grey).

  3. If the tab needs to be disabled for all the product pages in the catalog (both the existing ones and any ones that may be created in the future), enable the option Apply sort and view settings for all products.

    If the tab needs to be disabled only for new products, keep the Apply sort and view settings for all products option disabled (unselected).

  4. Click Save changes.

The tab will be hidden.

To re-enable a hidden tab, follow the same procedure - just be sure to reset the "Show" property of the tab to "active" (green) in step 2.

Editing Global Product Page Tabs

It is possible to edit the properties of any existing global tab (with the exception of the default non-editable tabs "Description", "Specification", "Comments" and "Reviews"): for example, you can change the tab name, edit the tab content or adjust the availability of the tab to product page visitors.

To do so:

  1. In the Product Page Tabs section of the Menus & Pages page, locate the tab whose properties need to be edited.

  2. Click on the tab name. A page with the tab details opens.

  3. Make changes to the tab properties as you require.

  4. Click Save changes. The tab properties will be updated (and this change will be applied storewide).

Changing the Order of Global Product Page Tabs

You have full control of the order in which product page tabs are displayed on product pages:

  1. Go to the Product Page Tabs section of the Menus & Pages page in the store Admin area.

  2. Re-arrange the order of the tabs by dragging and dropping them to the desired positions using the four-headed arrow control elements.

  3. If the new tab order needs to be applied for all the product pages in the catalog (both the existing ones and any ones that may be created in the future), enable the option Apply sort and view settings for all products. If the new tab order needs to be applied only for new products, keep the Apply sort and view settings for all products option disabled (unselected).

  4. Click Save changes.

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