Hide Tabs with Conditional Logic

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Conditional Logic works with any DOM elements. That means you can hide your tabs created by Meta Box Tabs extension with Meta Box Conditional Logic. This guide show you how to do that.

Basic

Because tabs isn’t regular field or meta box so you have to use rwmb_outside_conditions filter to tell Conditional Logic to add this element. Imagine you have create a meta box like this:

add_filter( 'rwmb_meta_boxes', function($meta_boxes) {
    $meta_boxes[] = array(
        'title'     => 'Meta Box Tabs 2',
        'tabs'      => array(
            'bio'      => 'Biography',
            'interest' => 'Interest',
        ),
        'tab_style' => 'box',
        'fields'    => array(
            array(
                'name' => 'Bio',
                'id'   => 'bio',
                'type' => 'textarea',
                'tab'  => 'bio',
            ),
            array(
                'name' => 'Interest',
                'id'   => 'interest',
                'type' => 'textarea',
                'tab'  => 'interest',
            ),
        ),
    );

    return $meta_boxes;
});

This will generate a meta box with two tabs Biography and Interest. And here is the HTML output:

<ul class="rwmb-tab-nav">
    <li class="rwmb-tab-bio rwmb-tab-active" data-panel="bio"><a href="#">Biography</a></li>
    <li class="rwmb-tab-interest" data-panel="interest"><a href="#">Interest</a></li>
</ul>

If you want to hide a tab, just add its class to rwmb_outside_conditions filter. For example, if I want to hide Interest tab when post format is aside. Simply add these lines:

add_filter( 'rwmb_outside_conditions', function( $conditions ) {
    $conditions['.rwmb-tab-interest'] = array(
        'hidden' => array( 'post_format', 'aside' ),
    );
    return $conditions;
} );

This will tell Conditional Logic hide .rwmb-tab-interest selector when post_format is aside

Hide the first tab

In case you want to hide the first tab, you have to hide its tab pane also and show the next tab pane, this example shows you how to do that:

add_filter( 'rwmb_outside_conditions', function( $conditions ) {
    $conditions['.rwmb-tab-bio, .rwmb-tab-panel-bio'] = array(
        'hidden' => array( 'post_format', 'aside' )
    );
    $conditions['.rwmb-tab-panel-interest'] = array(
        'visible' => array( 'post_format', 'aside' )
    );
    return $conditions;
} );