Wouldn’t it be nice to easily change the labels for both the description and review tabs? Or even the subheading? Imagine being able to add a custom tab with specific information on that product. Maybe some added instructions, product specifications or even a instructional video. Or perhaps an FYI.
That is where the WooCommerce Tabs Manager extension comes in. Yes, it’s a premium extension, but if you are looking for an easy way to add additional critical information to a product, it’s well worth the money. And it will let you manage tabs for your WooCommerce products.
In fact, you can create custom tabs to use on several, specific products and the drag-and-drop lets you easily order the tabs as you would like them displayed.
The Default Tabs
If you use WooCommerce, I’m sure you are familiar with two tabs on your product page: Description and Reviews. How these tabs look will depend on your theme. For example, this is the Storefront theme:
Both labels (or names) are default and cannot be changed easily. The Description will only show up if you put some text in the product’s post. And the Review, which can be hidden globally under WooCommerce Settings > Products > General.
Or in the Advanced settings:
Custom Tabs Settings in WooCommerce
If you will be using a custom tab on a few different products, you can create and manage those here:
Adding a Global Tab in WooCommerce
If you want to add a custom tab that you can easily add to more than one product, you can create it by choosing Add Global Tab. And it’s not any different than formatting your product description.
You can also assign a tab to a Product Category. This is another great feature of a global tab that you can make sure, by default, shows up on products assigned to specific categories. This gives you even more control over where the tabs show up.
Default Tab Layout for Products in WooCommerce
Here you can create a default tab layout by adding or removing any created tabs and placing them in the order you want. When first installed, it will have some default tabs:
And I have the option to add any tabs I have created, as well as delete any existing tabs. Also, depending on the tab, I can customize the Title or Heading.
You will see that I have deleted some of the tabs, added some new ones and reordered it.
And as I mentioned, it’s very easy to reorder with the drag-and-drop feature.
What is great about setting up a default layout is, for example, let’s say 75% of your products will use the same exact tabs. This will assign it automatically to any product created, which saves you a ton of time.
Tab Settings on Specific Product Pages in WooCommerce
The Global Tabs are very useful, but it’s likely you will have products that don’t need specific tabs, or, perhaps, their own customer tab. You can override this in your product data settings, where you will find a Tabs options. Here you can add or delete any tab, customize the Description Title and Heading and drag and drop to reorder the tabs: all for an individual product.
You can also add a new customized tab to the product via these settings:
Keep Your WooCommerce Product Tabs Searchable
There may be keywords in your custom tabs that you would like to show up if a customer is searching your site. With both custom global tabs and custom tabs you can turn search off and on. And if you use the free search plugin, Relevanssi, it’s compatible with that as well.
It’s that easy. If adding additional information using tabs will make your products even more enticing, then go and get the WooCommerce Tabs Manager today!