73D41416194E8A7C390936971FB2B74B Chira Sathi: Add WordPress Style Menu Tabs Widget To Blogger!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Add WordPress Style Menu Tabs Widget To Blogger!

Menu-Tabs-Widget The widgets on a Wordpress Blogs surely are well designed and coded but they look even better when they are bloggerized and made compatible to work in Blogger.  Last year we created Advanced Multi Tabbed Widget that was well appreciated by everyone and today we have yet another but far improved multi tabbed widget. The best thing about this widget is that you can add as many widgets as you want inside a single Tab which you could not do previously. Beautiful CSS and Jquery effects are added this time to the tab views and I have tried again to make its installation as easy as possible. So do not delay any further and learn how to add a professional looking tabber widget to your free Blogger blogs.
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How To Add this Multi Tabbed Widget To Blogger?

I have divided the tutorial in three parts which are,
  1. Adding the JQuery and JavaScript to your Blogger templates
  2. Adding the CSS
  3. Adding the HTML
1- Adding the JQuery and JavaScript to your Blogger templates
  1. Go To Blogger > Design > Edit HTML
  2. Backup your template
  3. Search for ]]></b:skin>
  4. Just below it paste the following code –> MBT Menu Tabs JavaScript
  5. Save your template
  6. Done!
2- Adding the CSS
  1. Inside your template search for ]]></b:skin> again
  2. Just above it paste the code below,
/*---- Wordpress Style MBT Menu Tabs----*/
.MBT-tabs{list-style:none;list-style-type:none;margin:0 0 10px 0;padding:0;height:26px}
.MBT-tabs li{list-style:none;list-style-type:none;margin:0 0 0 4px;padding:0;float:left}
.MBT-tabs li:first-child{margin:0}
.MBT-tabs li a{color:#fff;background:#333333;padding:5px 5px;display:block;text-decoration:none;font:bold 12px Arial,Helvetica,Sans-serif;}
.MBT-tabs li a:hover,.MBT-tabs li a.MBT-tabs-current{background:#A46F38;color:#fff;text-decoration:none}
Simply replace #A46F38 with the HexaDecimal Colour code of your template so that the tabs may blend perfectly into your template.
3- Adding the HTML
  1. Now Search for <div id='sidebar-wrapper'>
  2. Make sure the widgets box is unchecked.
  3. Just below <div id='sidebar-wrapper'> paste the code below,
<div class='MBT-tabviewsection'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
                $(&quot;ul.MBT-tabs-widget-MBT-id li:first a&quot;).addClass(&quot;MBT-tabs-current&quot;).show();
                $(&quot;ul.MBT-tabs-widget-MBT-id li a&quot;).click(function() {
                    $(&quot;ul.MBT-tabs-widget-MBT-id li a&quot;).removeClass(&quot;MBT-tabs-current a&quot;);
                    var activeTab = $(this).attr(&quot;href&quot;);
                    return false;
<ul class='MBT-tabs MBT-tabs-widget-MBT-id'>
<li><a href='#widget-MBT-id1'>Subscribe</a></li>
<li><a href='#widget-MBT-id2'>Latest Tricks</a></li>
<li><a href='#widget-MBT-id3'>Search</a></li>
<div class='MBT-tabs-content MBT-tabs-content-widget-MBT-id' id='widget-MBT-id1'>
<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebartab1' preferred='yes'>
<div style='clear:both;'/>                       
<div class='MBT-tabs-content MBT-tabs-content-widget-MBT-id' id='widget-MBT-id2'>
<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebartab2' preferred='yes'>
<div style='clear:both;'/>
<div class='MBT-tabs-content MBT-tabs-content-widget-MBT-id' id='widget-MBT-id3'>
<b:section class='sidebar' id='sidebartab3' preferred='yes'>
<div style='clear:both;'/>

Please Replace Subscribe, Latest Tricks and Search with your Widget Titles that you will be adding.
   4.  Now Go To Page Elements. You will see something like this,
Blogger-Page-Elements Menu tabsStart adding your widgets and after you have added all your widgets then simply view your blog to see it in action. Done! :-)
Note:- Most of you will ask me several questions here as usual =d Because every template is coded differently. People who are not very familiar with HTML often find it difficult to understand this part but no worries anymore if you are not able to pass this step then kindly email me your template at mustafa.stc @ G Mail and I will tell you where should you paste the code. Plus I will also help you on how to add an extra Tab to your widget to make a total of four tabs. This help is for MBT subscribers only if you haven’t availed the opportunity of becoming a MBT reader then kindly subscribe here to avail unlimited resources.

Let me know how you find it?

I just hope this little contribution from our side will be of value to all of you. I would love to know about your precious views. Peace and blessings.
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