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Tab Navigation Component

The Tab Navigation component inserts a design that looks like the tabs of a folder. The tabs of the folder are links that, when clicked, present the user with new content, while maintaining the illusion that they are staying on the same page.

You will see that the in-component editing window is very similar to that of the list component. You can generate tabs the same way you would generate a list.

Take a look at our advanced authoring page for a more for a more thorough guide to Tab Navigation.

Example of Tab Navigation component usage

When should it be used?

The Tab Navigation component can be used as one of the first components on the page, and repeated throughout your site. It allows you to present multiple pages of related content without having to use the standard left-hand navigation.

Note: When using Tab Navigation, content within the tabs can only be referenced along with tabs. For this reason, authors should avoid using Tab Navigation for information that may need to be referenced.

In-Component Editing Options

Build list using:

  • Child pages - Allows you to select a page to list its chid pages (i.e., pages nested under the selected page).  Note: This is limited to the first level of child pages.
  • Fixed list - Allows you to select specific CQ pages to build a list
  • Search - Allows you to enter keywords to search for pages to build a list
  • Advanced search - Allows you to specify a search query to build a list. Refer to Advanced Queries for examples and recommended usage.

Order by - Leave blank to use the default page order, or choose to order the pages by title, date created, date modified, or page template

Limit - Allows you to specify the maximum number of items displayed on the list.  Items surpassing the limit will not be displayed.

Enable Feed - Allows the enabling of an RSS feed.

Paginate after - Allows you to specify the maximum number of items to display before pagination occurs.