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        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.5.7
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 */

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 (delete "?>" if you have it there). 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 7.3.

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

  1. Snippet/code still works.

    I had to add a top offset in order to see the tabs after scrolling.
    This is due to the fact that i have a sticky header/navigation bar which covers the tabs.
    It was achieved by changing the code:

    $('html,body').animate({scrollTop:$(tabpanel).offset().top}, 750);

    to:

    $('html,body').animate({scrollTop:$(tabpanel).offset().top -200 }, 750);

    You can adjust accordinly to your own setup by changing the number “200” after

    .offset().top
      1. Huge thanks to both of you!
        I was trying to add this nice snippet but got a bit annoyed by the auto-scroll which was getting too low, now I understand it comes from the sticky header and fixed the issue.

  2. Hi this is great but on large viewports it still scrolls too far, about 200 pixels below the content in the tab. Any way to revise the script so it doesn’t scroll so far down?

    1. Hi Trudy, I guess you could enter a conditional scroll value based on viewport size. Hope this helps

  3. Hi

    This works perfect on my mobile, but not on my computer. It moves to long down the page.

    Hege

    1. Weird. Do you have absolute positioned divs or similar?

  4. Hi!
    Thank you for the snippet! In my site it scrolls down too much, part of the text remains hidden in Product Description. Can yuo help with this? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello Anu, 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!

  5. Hi Rodolfo,
    Love your site – thanks for all your shared expertise!
    Would it be possible to do this for images in the product page carosel? I.e, when a gallery thumbnail is clicked, the page scrolls back to the top of the main image?

    1. Hi Pete, 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!

  6. Hi Rodolfo,

    Nice hack! Can you please write a blog on how we can convert Tabs to Accordion. That would make the product page look sleek on desktop as well as mobile.

    1. Cheers. Maybe one day 🙂

  7. Can this function work with a button?

    1. Hey Leia, 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!

      1. Thanks, I understand…
        I’m just trying to style the text different from other links, everything I have tried to change it with css has failed > newbie here… sorry

  8. Hey there,
    Any idea why this does not work on mobile browsers? It scrolls to the tabs, but it doesn’t open the relevant tab. It works fine on desktop. Css selector remain exactly the same (its a responsive site.)

    1. Not sure sorry 😐

  9. 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!

  10. 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 🙂

  11. 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

  12. 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 🙂

      1. Emad, thank you very much, you helped me a lot!

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