DEREK N DEREK N - 1 month ago 9
HTML Question

Twitter Bootstrap tabs not working for me

I am new to Twitter Bootstrap (and web dev in general), and am trying to implement its tabs in the following code, but it does not seem to work. The tabs get displayed, but when I click on them nothing happens. Can someone please help me out? Below is the only code I am using. All the other CSS/JS scripts are copied from Twitter Bootstrap framework.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<!-- Le styles -->
<link href="assets/twitterbootstrap/css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="assets/twitterbootstrap/css/bootstrap-responsive.css" rel="stylesheet">

</head>

<body data-spy="scroll" data-target=".subnav" data-offset="50">

<div class="container">

<!-------->
<div id="content">
<ul class="nav nav-tabs" data-tabs="tabs">
<li class="active"><a href="#red">Red</a></li>
<li><a href="#orange">Orange</a></li>
<li><a href="#yellow">Yellow</a></li>
<li><a href="#green">Green</a></li>
<li><a href="#blue">Blue</a></li>
</ul>
<div id="my-tab-content" class="tab-content">
<div class="tab-pane active" id="red">
<h1>Red</h1>
<p>red red red red red red</p>
</div>
<div class="tab-pane" id="orange">
<h1>Orange</h1>
<p>orange orange orange orange orange</p>
</div>
<div class="tab-pane" id="yellow">
<h1>Yellow</h1>
<p>yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow</p>
</div>
<div class="tab-pane" id="green">
<h1>Green</h1>
<p>green green green green green</p>
</div>
<div class="tab-pane" id="blue">
<h1>Blue</h1>
<p>blue blue blue blue blue</p>
</div>
</div>
</div>

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function ($) {
$(".tabs").tabs();
});
</script>
</div> <!-- container -->

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5/jquery.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="assets/twitterbootstrap/js/bootstrap.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

Answer

You need to add tabs plugin to your code

<script type="text/javascript" src="assets/twitterbootstrap/js/bootstrap-tab.js"></script>

Well, it didn't work. I made some tests and it started working when:

  1. moved (updated to 1.7) jQuery script to <head> section
  2. added data-toggle="tab" to links and id for <ul> tab element
  3. changed $(".tabs").tabs(); to $("#tabs").tab();
  4. and some other things that shouldn't matter

Here's a code

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<!-- Le styles -->
<link href="../bootstrap/css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet">
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.js"></script>
</head>

<body>

<div class="container">

<!-------->
<div id="content">
    <ul id="tabs" class="nav nav-tabs" data-tabs="tabs">
        <li class="active"><a href="#red" data-toggle="tab">Red</a></li>
        <li><a href="#orange" data-toggle="tab">Orange</a></li>
        <li><a href="#yellow" data-toggle="tab">Yellow</a></li>
        <li><a href="#green" data-toggle="tab">Green</a></li>
        <li><a href="#blue" data-toggle="tab">Blue</a></li>
    </ul>
    <div id="my-tab-content" class="tab-content">
        <div class="tab-pane active" id="red">
            <h1>Red</h1>
            <p>red red red red red red</p>
        </div>
        <div class="tab-pane" id="orange">
            <h1>Orange</h1>
            <p>orange orange orange orange orange</p>
        </div>
        <div class="tab-pane" id="yellow">
            <h1>Yellow</h1>
            <p>yellow yellow yellow yellow yellow</p>
        </div>
        <div class="tab-pane" id="green">
            <h1>Green</h1>
            <p>green green green green green</p>
        </div>
        <div class="tab-pane" id="blue">
            <h1>Blue</h1>
            <p>blue blue blue blue blue</p>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>


<script type="text/javascript">
    jQuery(document).ready(function ($) {
        $('#tabs').tab();
    });
</script>    
</div> <!-- container -->


<script type="text/javascript" src="../bootstrap/js/bootstrap.js"></script>

</body>
</html>