12 Best Tab & Accordion WordPress Widgets & Plugins
Sometimes page copy can become a little longer than we expect. When the information is valuable, and necessary, it’s tough to cut it down. Fortunately, there’s a way to save vertical real estate on your WordPress site and also reduce information overload for users.
Accordions and tabs are great ways to communicate text-heavy information in an elegant and condensed way. Accordions contain vertically or horizontally stacked panels with simple visible. When these panels are clicked, they expand and reveal more information associated with the caption.
Tabs perform a similar function to accordions but in a different way. They are modelled after traditional card tabs inserted in files or card indexes. Like card tabs, tab plugins and widgets are labelled and give clues to the information they conceal. By clicking a tab, a user can reveal more information about the subject of the tab and can use them to navigate through a site or a page.
Whether you’re looking for a tab or accordion widget or plugin (or even a free WordPress theme), you can find what you’re looking for on CodeCanyon. To save you some time, here’s a selection of the 11 best tab and accordion widgets and plugins available on Code Canyon to get you started.
One of the best looking accordions out there, Grid Accordion adds a fresh feel to your site by offering a feature not found in other plugins; an accordion that works in two dimensions. While most plugins let you open and close tabs or similar UI elements either horizontally or vertically, with this plugin, you can do both. Not only does it handle text content well within it’s accordion grid, but you can even fill your content areas with images and other media for a more stunning effect.
The WP Responsive FAQ with Category plugin is specifically designed for users who have or want to add a Frequently Asked Questions area to their site and don’t want their visitors to have to scroll through an endless stream of text to get to the questions and answers that are relevant to them.
FAQs can be arranged by category
15 customisable different designs to choose from
compatible with Visual Composer page builder and WooCommerce
Responsive Searchable 3 Level Accordion is a simple plugin that can be used anywhere on your WordPress site. It will appeal to users who’re looking to arrange content in accordion style within a post, sidebar, footer, etc.
FAQ pages are an important part of almost any website, and with this plugin, you can fit a mountain of text behind a sleek and easily digestible display. This accordion plugin focuses on doing one thing, creating FAQ-style content easily, and it does it well.
Here’s what you can expect to get with this plugin:
ability to quickly add multiple FAQ accordions throughout your site
easy drag-and-drop interface for reordering
color, icon, and font customization
built-in generator for creating short codes
If you’re looking to add a FAQ section to your existing design, then the Accordion FAQ WordPress Plugin has you covered.
A little different than most of the plugins on this list, Side Tabs delivers the features you’d expect from a tab plugin, but instead of existing within your site’s content, they live at the edge of your screen. This unique presentation creates a number of unusual uses.
One of the most interesting ways you can use Side Tabs is to present a constant access point to content throughout an entire page (or several pages). Besides that, it also makes a great tool for offering Call to Actions and similar content without being too intrusive.
With a ton of customization and animation options available out-of-the-box, this plugin works brilliantly for anyone looking to add a fresh way of presenting information to their site.
Elegant Tabs for Visual Composer is an add-on for the WPBakery WordPress plugin (formerly Visual Composer). It lets you add any shortcode to multiple tabs and offers loads of customisation like different colours, icons and backgrounds for different sections or tabs.
drag and drop any Visual Composer elements inside the tab content
supports deep linking
ten different styles of tabs and unlimited variations
Like the Social Network Tabs for WordPress, the PullOut Widgets is a different take on tabs. It is specifically designed to turn any widget on your site into a pullout tab.
289 icons for pullout tabs
32 sliding animation effects
unlimited pullout widget positioning on top, right, bottom or left side
unlimited widget colours
The most successful websites are interactive, and PullOut Widgets for WordPress gives your visitors plenty of chances to engage with your content.
What Do You Think?
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These 11 Best Tab & Accordion WordPress Widgets & Plugins are just a few of the products available at Envato Market. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for here, we have plenty of other great options to fit your needs. So check out the selection of tab and accordion widgets and plugins. And if you want to improve your WordPress skills, check out our ever so useful free WordPress tutorials.