WooCommerce: Scroll To Product Tab @ Single Product Page

Depending on your theme, just creating an href link anchor to a product tab might or might not work i.e. it might not scroll to it as it’s currently closed.

Here comes a way to create href links that not only scroll to the tab, but also open it in case it’s closed (this will guarantee the anchor scroll to the tab). Also, a little jQuery “animate” will provide the smooth scroll and enhance UX. Hope you enjoy!

Create links to smooth scroll to any WooCommerce Product Tab

PHP Snippet: Create Custom Links to Scroll To Product Tabs @ Single Product Page

/**
 * @snippet       Scroll to tab - WooCommerce Single Product
 * @how-to        Watch tutorial @ https://businessbloomer.com/?p=19055
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.5.7
 * @donate $9     https://businessbloomer.com/bloomer-armada/
 */

add_action( 'woocommerce_single_product_summary', 'bbloomer_scroll_to_and_open_product_tab', 21 );
 
function bbloomer_scroll_to_and_open_product_tab() {
	
	global $post, $product;	
	
	// LINK TO SCROLL TO DESC TAB
	if ( $post->post_content ) {
		echo '<p><a class="jump-to-tab" href="#tab-description">' . __( 'Read more', 'woocommerce' ) . ' &rarr;</a></p>';
	}
	
	// LINK TO SCROLL TO ADDITIONAL INFO TAB
	if ( $product && ( $product->has_attributes() || apply_filters( 'wc_product_enable_dimensions_display', $product->has_weight() || $product->has_dimensions() ) ) ) {
		echo '<p><a class="jump-to-tab" href="#tab-additional_information">' . __( 'Additional information', 'woocommerce' ) . ' &rarr;</a></p>';
	}
	
	// LINK TO SCROLL TO REVIEWS TAB
	if ( comments_open() ) {
		echo '<p><a class="jump-to-tab" href="#tab-reviews">' . __( 'Reviews', 'woocommerce' ) . ' &rarr;</a></p>';
	}
	
	?>
		<script>
		jQuery(document).ready(function($){
			$('a.jump-to-tab').click(function(e){
				e.preventDefault();
				var tabhash = $(this).attr("href");
				var tabli = 'li.' + tabhash.substring(1);
				var tabpanel = '.panel' + tabhash;
				$(".wc-tabs li").each(function() {
					if ( $(this).hasClass("active") ) {
						$(this).removeClass("active");
					}
				});
				$(tabli).addClass("active");
				$(".woocommerce-tabs .panel").css("display","none");
				$(tabpanel).css("display","block");
				$('html,body').animate({scrollTop:$(tabpanel).offset().top}, 750);
			});
		});
		</script>
	<?php
	
}

Where to add this snippet?

You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"

Does this snippet (still) work?

Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7+.

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Rodolfo Melogli

Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

8 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Scroll To Product Tab @ Single Product Page

  1. Hello
    i have just used your snippet WooCommerce: Scroll To Product Tab @ Single Product Page
    and works fine in my woo product pages.
    The position of the link anchor is above product attr Size – Color.
    I want to position the link down the product attr, and defore the add to cart button.
    Is this possible?

    1. Andreas, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

  2. Would love to know how to add the code for a few more custom tabs. Not sure how to call out the specific attributes.

    1. Hey Tony, if you “Inspect” the HTML element you should find the correct names ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Works Great! Very simple and lightweight – strait to the point. I modified it to scroll to an additional tab I use to display a sizing chart. Only took 3 additional lines of code to the function.

    Then I styled it up and made it look all fancy…

    Thank you!

    1. Excellent

  4. Hey,
    Thanks for solution. Snippet work perfectly except it need a tiny change in jQuery part.

    After deactivate all tabs

    <li>

    , targeted tab remain deactivated because for example class name for description is “description_tab” and not “tab-description” anymore, but still we have “aria-controls” with same class name.

    So I changed :

    var tabli = 'li.' + tabhash.substring(1);

    to:

    var tabli = tabhash.substring(1);

    And

    $(tabli).addClass("active");

    to:

    $('[aria-controls="'+tabli+'"]').addClass("active");
    1. Good stuff, thanks Emad ๐Ÿ™‚

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