This is the most frequent issue reported with the Easy Tabs Web Part: the user can see the tabs when the page is in edit mode, but as soon as they switch to view mode the tabs don’t show up anymore.
‘The explanation: the Easy Tabs script builds the tabs from the Web Part titles. In edit mode, all the Web Parts and titles are displayed (even those set to hidden), so the script finds the information it needs to build the tabs. In view mode, some Web Part titles may be hidden, depending on your settings. If it is the case, the script can’t find the information to build the tabs and stops.
So, if your tabs display in edit mode but not in view mode, the first thing to check is that your Web Parts have a chrome type set to “Title” or “Title and border”.
I’ll update the Easy Tabs page, to either explain this issue or tweak the Web Part behavior.
If you participated in the online workshop you don’t see this issue, as the version given to the participants has a different behavior.
If you are interested in the Easy Tabs, note that Mark Miller has set up an additional online workshop on October 8. In this session, we review use cases and customization options for the Easy Tabs and its sister Web Parts, the accordion and the Quick Menu.