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Record Tab Plugins

Record tab plugins are used to control which tabs appear on the record view. They can also be used to store convenience methods for use by the template used to render tab contents.

Key Plugin Details

Default Namespace: \VuFind\RecordTab

Interface: \VuFind\RecordTab\TabInterface

Base Class: \VuFind\RecordTab\AbstractBase

Service Locator Configuration Section in module.config.php: ['vufind']['plugin_managers']['recordtab']

Service Manager Name for Service Locator: VuFind\RecordTabPluginManager (VuFind 2.x-4.x), VuFind\RecordTab\PluginManager (VuFind 5.0+)

Template Name: VuFind loads tab templates from the subdirectory of the RecordTab folder of the current theme whose name corresponds with the lowercased class of the plugin (ignoring the namespace). For example, the template for \VuFind\RecordTab\TOC can be found in RecordTab/toc.phtml within your theme.

Template Context: Templates are rendered with $this→tab set to the controlling tab object and $this→driver set to the associated record driver. Both of these objects may be used to pull data needed for rendering.

See the General Plugin Information page for more details on VuFind plugins.


  • Since VuFind 6.0, record tabs are loaded based on configurations found in the RecordTabs.ini configuration file. In prior releases, record tabs were loaded based on a mapping found in the ['vufind']['recorddriver_tabs'] section of module.config.php. See the comments in the appropriate file for more details.
development/plugins/record_tabs.txt · Last modified: 2020/09/22 14:21 by demiankatz