This is a user-interface enhancement that wraps a multi-group form into a tabbed interface. It is optionally active in the admin, making record editing faster and easier.
The tabbed interface is available on Signup forms, Record edit forms, and Single record displays.
On Signup and Record Edit forms, each tab (except the last one) has a “next” button, so the user has to view all tabs in sequence before submitting the form on the last tab. The can be enabled/disabled for record edit or signup forms.
Once the add-on is activated, you will need to enable the interface in your shortcode by adding the “tabs” attribute like this:
The tabbed interface is available to the signup form, the record edit form, and the single record display. The tabbed interface is also optionally active in the admin on the single record edit page. There is a checkbox in the settings to enable this.
The single record shortcode has two templates you can use: the default and “bootstrap.” To use the bootstrap template with tabs, use a shortcode like this:
[pdb_single template=bootstrap-tabs tabs=true]
To add the tabs to the editable record, do the same to the pdb_record shortcode:
This is where the appearance of the tab interface is defined. If your theme has CSS support for jQuery UI Tabs, you can probably delete all or most of these rules and the tabs will match the theme of your site. Otherwise, you can use the rules in this setting to adjust the appearance to your needs. You are provided with a default CSS rule set to begin with.
Tab Content Height Mode
Determines how the height of the tab content is determined. You may need to just experiment with this setting to find the one that works best for your situation.
Tab Change Speed
Allows you to set the “cross-fade” time for the tab content to be shown.
Step Through Tabs in Signup Form
Step Through Tabs in Record Edit Form
When Field Group Tabs is used with a record edit or signup form, the user is presented with a “Next” button, which takes them to the next tab until the last tab is reached. At this point, the form may be submitted. Note there is no guarantee the user will visit every tab, but if you have required fields, the user will be forced to complete them. If this is unchecked, every tab in the form will have a “Submit” button.
Tabs in Admin
Enables the tabbed interface for the New Record/Record Edit page in the admin.
Product-specific technical support can be found here: