WooCommerce Expand Tabs

Description

This plugin simply expands the tabs in the single-product page. It will remove the tabs (Description, Reviews or other custom tabs) and show only the content of the tabs one after another.

You can enable the tabs expansion only for desktop or only for mobile devices. Check the settings on the Woocommerce->Settings->Products->Display page, as shown in the screenshot.

Recently there were many discussions on Google Webmaster Central regarding the hidden content within tabs. Google regards the content under tabs as hidden and discards it when building their ranking of the page. Check out More From Google On Hidden Content Within Tabs & Expand All about the issue. Therefore this plugin will simply expand the content of tabs and show all the content you have about products.

Some might argue that the tabs add a bit of esthetics to the single-product page. On the other hand ebay and Amazon show all their content on one page, one section after another, and there seems to be no consideration about hidding parts of it under tabs.

The plugin supports 3rd party tabs. The content of all of your tabs will be shown one section after another.

Screenshots

  • Example of tabs expanded on the twentyfifteen theme
  • Settings for enabling/disabling the tabs expansion

Installation

Automatic installation

  1. Press Install to install this plugin to your WordPress.
  2. Enable the plugin in WP admin.

Manual installation

  1. Download woocommerce-extend-tabs.zip from any available source.
  2. Connect to your FTP server and upload and extract the zip-archive to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Enable the plugin in WP admin.

FAQ

With which WooCommerce versions is the plugin compatible?

The plugin works with WooCommerce from 2.1 to up the latest 3.7 version.

Why aren’t the titles of the tabs shown on my site?

Some themes suppress the <h2> title of the section with CSS or by overwritting the template file. We tested the plugin on 22 free themes that support WooCommerce and on two of them the <h2> title was hidden. This plugin should work for most of the themes, but we take no responsability for the themes that don’t show the <h2> title of the section.

Does it support tabs created by other plugins?

Yes

Does it support multi-site WordPress installations?

Yes

I want to add/modify/delete a tab

If you’re comfortable with adding code to your website, then see the WooCommerce documentation. If not, you can check out a plugin similar to WooCommerce Tab Manager.

Why doesn’t it work on my website?

We are aware only of an incompatibility with the Digi theme by Nasa. For other issues than that drop me a line in the support and maybe we can try to figure it out.

Reviews

August 27, 2019
Stuck with the problem, searching on developer forum. Found the solution! This is the plugin you must have!
July 30, 2019
This plugin is easy to install and easy to use. It is very useful if your theme is not responsive for exemple, as this plugin helps to get perfect display of your shop onto any mobile screen ! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ce plugin est très facile à installer et à utiliser. C'est très utile si votre site n'est pas responsive car le plugin vous garantit un affichage parfait de votre boutique sur tous les écrans mobiles.
May 13, 2019
Working with Woo can be a pain, love it when easy and efficient plugins like this exist.
April 11, 2019
I coded it first on one of my shops, but this works much better. I cant believe WC does not have this option. If you use Hotjar on your webshop you will see these tabs are almost never clicked on, and customers miss important information like specifications and reviews. Why do you think big websites like amazon etc dont use tabs like WC does... because it does not work..
January 28, 2019
I was going crazy trying to find a solution for this, and this plugin worked perfect. Tweaked the CSS to match my site and have no complaints!
June 20, 2018
I've been dreaming of such a simple solution for what should be a standard option in Woocommerce. A thousand thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce Expand Tabs” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.10

  • Update: make the code compatible with WC 3.6
  • Declare compatibility with WC 3.6

1.9

  • Declare compatibility WordPress 5.0 and WooCommerce 3.5

1.8

  • Use a different single-product.js file for every WooCommerce minor release
  • Remove the donation link

1.7

  • Update: make the code compatible with WC 3.2
  • Declare compatibility with WooCommerce 3.2 (https://woocommerce.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/new-version-check-in-woocommerce-3-2/)

1.6

  • Fix: again https://wordpress.org/support/topic/bug-with-enfold-theme/

1.5

  • Fix: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/bug-with-enfold-theme/

1.4

  • Update: make the code compatible with WooCommerce 3.0.+

1.3

  • Fix: PHP warning for Additional Tabs without weight, dimensions or attributes as explained in https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/editing-product-data-tabs/#section-6

1.2

  • Feature: compatibility with the Enfold theme
  • Feature: compatibility with the Flatsome theme

1.1.1

  • Fix: adjusted the single-product.js file to the WooCommerce 2.5.2 version

1.1.0

  • Fix: Error “Call to undefined function wp_is_mobile” on multi-site installations

1.0.4

  • Added the ‘Enable for desktop devices’ and ‘Enable for mobile devices’ options

1.0.3

  • Bug: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/warning-missing-argument-1-for-woocommerce_output_product_data_tabs-see-mor

1.0.2

  • Tweak: support up to WordPress 4.2.1

1.0.1

  • Change readme.txt file to show the screenshots on wordpress.org

1.0.0

  • Initial release of WooCommerce Expand Tabs