Going back a few years now ….. 🙂 Crafting the HOSHTOKOLOH theme and especially the SINGLE POST view, we wanted to add an ability to display dynamic data from different single posts, without affecting the layout as such. Focused on our WORDPRESS DIRECTORY add ons, we made this ‘thing’ called MAGIC TABS.

This plugin for WORDPRESS was crafted to allow me to publish a different set of content to any single post I wanted, within the same template. As such, there is nothing to ‘modify’ to create a different TAB. And if any of the created TABS across the whole frame doesn’t have any CONTENT associated with it, it just won’t show.

Let me grab a screen shot from WEB DIRECTORY WALES and I will show & tell.

Single Post Template

On THIS LINK is the live view of these tabs below. Basic listing. 3 Tabs. Details, Info & Location. Simple.

Magic Tabs

Magic Tabs

Magic Tabs

Not much there for sure. Need add on objects.

Expanding Tabs – Objects

Whilst this plugin is still on the ‘service desk’ it will be complex to share and demo the full picture. But let me try – bit geeky stuff to follow.

Back end of the TABS ADMIN in WP ADMIN

Magic Tabs Admin

Magic Tabs Admin

Magic Tabs Admin

Magic Tabs Admin

The last grab will show you a content of the tab define as an object. So as and when we update these TABS and make the plugin available at WP CUSTOM DIRECTORY I will post on THIS blog various ‘objects’ and their individual front end output.

As these OBJECTS will form part of the HOSH TOKOLOSH theme – these are easy to EXPORT / IMPORT across multiple sites making development and added functionality within these TABS a doddle.

In addition, the HT theme will also feature additional DYNAMIC placements which can be affected similarly on EVERY single post template. Like the background image for instance 😉

Check out the HT THEME domain for release details. More details later on THIS blog.