Manage (system) tabs

Applicable version: 10+

Tabs can be used by both metadata fields and resource types.

To manage tabs, go to System > Tabs.

Please note there will always be a Default (ref #1) tab. This record can't be deleted. It will be the fallback location for any unassigned metadata field.


Tabs support our multi-lingual sytax. You can access it only when editing a tab.

Sorting tabs

By default the system is configured to sort tabs alphabetically when rendering them in the UI. If you wish to manually control the tabs ordering, please make sure to disable this first by adding the following to your config.php:

$sort_tabs = false;

To re-order tabs, choose to display all the results on the page. This will list the records in their order (by the order_by column - hidden). Click on and drag & drop to the new position.

Expected behaviour

On the view page, if at least a metadata field can be displayed on a tab, anything else that is unassigned will be placed on the Default tab. If no fields are to be displayed on a tab, then the system will render fields as usual (without tabs).

On the edit/upload page, all unassigned fields get placed on the Default tab. If you only get the Default tab and have no need for other tabs, then consider disabling tabs on edit (configuration option: $tabs_on_edit).