After some final testing and an agonizingly long wait for WordPress 2.8, it’s finally time to officially release the Hybrid Tabs widget to the public.
I understand that version 0.1 was never officially released and never got past the beta stage, but that’s all right. Based on user feedback and major code changes, I thought it would be best to jump to version 0.2 to avoid any confusion.
What is the Hybrid Tabs widget?
Hybrid Tabs is a widget that extends the Hybrid theme by allowing you to have a tabbed widget for use on your site.
It comes with several predefined tabs:
- Bookmarks/Links (individual link category lists).
- Daily archives.
- Monthly archives.
- Recent posts (alphabetical).
- Recent posts (chronological).
- Tag/term clouds (based on all taxonomies).
- Weekly archives.
- Yearly archives.
Plus, many new tabs are added if you have one of these plugins activated:
- Configurable Tag Cloud
- Events Calendar
- Get Recent Comments
- Hot Friends
- Quote This
- Sidebar Login
- WP Cumulus
- WP Post Ratings
- WP Post Views
- WP Stats
- WP Wall
Of course, you can create custom tabs as well.
Will my custom tabs be backwards compatible?
Yes, your custom tabs should still work.
However, I urge you to try out the new
register_tab() function if you’re creating custom tabs. It’s much easier to use and develop custom tabs with. Full instructions on how to do this are included in the
readme.html file and on the Hybrid Tabs page.
I’m always on the lookout for new tabs to add. If you’d like to see additional tabs added or integration with particular plugins, feel free to let me know.
There’s also an ongoing thread discussing options for Hybrid Tabs in the community forums.
Download the plugin
You must be using WordPress 2.8 or higher to install this plugin.
I hope you enjoy this official release. It’s been a long time coming, and I’m glad to finally have it ready.