JQuery Tabs URL Link to select tab

Posted on 2012-03-15
Last Modified: 2012-03-18
I am using the below JQuery code for my tabs.

$(function () {
	var tabContainers = $('#Content > div');
	$('#Services_Tabs a').click(function () {
		$('#Services_Tabs li').removeClass('Current_Services_Tab');
		return false;

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HMTL below:

<div id="Services_Tabs">

<li><a href="#first">Extentions &amp; Conversion</a></li>
<li><a href="#second">Refurbishment &amp; Maintenance</a></li>
<li><a href="#third">Kitchens &amp; <br /> Bathrooms</a></li>
<li><a href="#forth">Plumbing &amp; <br /> Damp proofing</a></li>
<li><a href="#fifth">General building, Electrical &amp; Decorating</a></li>


<div id="Content">

<div id="first">


<div id="second">


<div id="third">


<div id="forth">


<div id="fifth">




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How can I link to a particular tab from another page. i.e. Instead of when the page opens it shows particular tab instead of just the first one.
Question by:petewinter
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by:Pravin Asar
Pravin Asar earned 100 total points
ID: 37729033
Look the code.

<script type="text/javascript">
                  $('#my-text-link1').click(function() { // bind click event to link
                        var $tabs = $('#tabs').tabs();
                            $tabs.tabs('select', 0); // switch to first tab
                            return false;
                  $('#my-text-link2').click(function() { // bind click event to link
                        var $tabs = $('#tabs').tabs();
                            $tabs.tabs('select', 1); // switch to first tab
                            return false;
                  });                  return;

<div id="tabs">
      <ul style="color:#ff0000;">
            <li><a href="#tabs-1">Stage Events</a></li>
            <li><a href="#tabs-2">Registration Form</a></li>
            <li><a href="#tabs-3">Contact</a></li>
      <div id="tabs-1">
            <p>TAB 1</p>
      <div id="tabs-2">
            <p>TAB 2</p>
      <div id="tabs-3">
       <p>TAB 3</p>
       <div style="text-align:center;">
       <a id="my-text-link1" href="#">GOTO TAB 1</a>
       <div style="text-align:center;">
       <a id="my-text-link2" href="#">GOTO TAB 2</a>

Author Comment

ID: 37730063
Thanks, but is that based of the URL parameter?
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leakim971 earned 400 total points
ID: 37731482
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Accepted Solution

leakim971 earned 400 total points
ID: 37731490
Retrieve a gup function, for example :

var $tabs = $('#tabs').tabs();
var tab = gup('tab_number_to_open'); // i.e :
$tabs.tabs('select', tab);

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 37735516
Many thanks

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