Using tabs to organize content

Article author
Tom Cook

Tabs are a navigation element that allow users to easily access different parts of a page, or even other parts of the Help Center. They are commonly used on the Web and, as a result, intuitive.

Use tabs to group content, create relationships between related information and as a tool to save space.

Usage

Creating tabs within your articles is easy:

  1. When editing an existing article, create a list (<ul> or <ol> element) and click the Source Code (Code icon) button on the editor toolbar to view the source code of the page.
  2. Add the data-element="tabs" attribute to the list element.
  3. Add optional tab titles to each list item using the data-title attribute.
  • Mauris ipsum. Nulla metus metus, ullamcorper vel, tincidunt sed, euismod in, nibh. Quisque volutpat condimentum velit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nam nec ante. Sed lacinia, urna non tincidunt mattis, tortor neque adipiscing diam, a cursus ipsum ante quis turpis.

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer congue justo a metus bibendum dapibus. In imperdiet interdum tincidunt. Nam odio dolor, hendrerit vel eros non, viverra pellentesque tellus. Proin ac elit in leo faucibus gravida. Donec ut neque non augue porttitor mollis a quis eros.

<ul data-element="tabs">
  <li data-title="The first tab">
    <p>Mauris ipsum. Nulla metus metus, ullamcorper vel, tincidunt sed, euismod in, nibh. Quisque volutpat condimentum velit. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Nam nec ante. Sed lacinia, urna non tincidunt mattis, tortor neque adipiscing diam, a cursus ipsum ante quis turpis.</p>
  </li>
  <li data-title="The second tab">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.</p>
  </li>
  <li data-title="The third tab">
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Integer congue justo a metus bibendum dapibus. In imperdiet interdum tincidunt. Nam odio dolor, hendrerit vel eros non, viverra pellentesque tellus. Proin ac elit in leo faucibus gravida. Donec ut neque non augue porttitor mollis a quis eros.</p>
  </li>
</ul>

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