## Course formats: oohoo - TabTopics format

format_tabtopics
Maintained by Nicolas Bretin, Patrick Thibaudeau
This Moodle course format displays each section in a tab
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This Moodle course format displays each sections in a tab.

New features in version 2.5.0

1. Updated for Moodle 2.5
2. Section 0 can now be a tab by option.
3. Left pane navigation affects tabs
4. Last tab visisted is now cached

### Contributors

Patrick Thibaudeau: Maintainer

• Sun, 15 Nov 2015, 5:49 PM
I"m using moodle 2.7

when I open the course I gor this error

Strict Standards: Declaration of format_tabtopics_renderer::section_hidden() should be compatible with

format_section_renderer_base::section_hidden($sectionno,$courseorid = NULL) in

• Fri, 20 Nov 2015, 4:50 PM
If you use a bullet list on the main / course overview page, the bullets are visible in edit mode but not in view mode.
It is not only in the title description field and the label resource, but also in the description field for the other resources/activities when you check the box to show the description on the overview page under the title

this is the sinner:

ul.sectionul li
{
list-style-type: none;
}

After removing this element, you end up with a single bullet above the tabs (I think it is from section zero?)

We use the template in Moodle 2.6 (but the problem is also visible in my 2.9 and 3.0 try-outs)
• Sun, 29 Nov 2015, 10:30 AM
Some conversations over in the Formats Forum: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=323539
I think we are all wondering if this will be OK for 3.0

-Derek
• Tue, 1 Dec 2015, 6:29 PM
I"m using moodle 2.7

when I open the course I got this error

Strict Standards: Declaration of format_tabtopics_renderer::section_hidden() should be compatible with

format_section_renderer_base::section_hidden($sectionno,$courseorid = NULL) in

Irith
• Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 11:09 AM
This this plugin being supported anymore?

Moodle 3.0.2
[Wed Jan 20 11:39:07.815849 2016] [:error] [pid 7894] [client 96.39.39.162:37625] PHP Strict standards: Declaration of format_tabtopics_renderer::section_hidden() should be compatible with format_section_renderer_base::section_hidden($sectionno,$courseorid = NULL) in /home/pcilms/moodle3/course/format/tabtopics/renderer.php on line 21, referer: https://lms.porterchester.edu/course/view.php?id=10493
[Wed Jan 20 11:39:07.815885 2016] [:error] [pid 7894] [client 96.39.39.162:37625] PHP Stack trace:, referer: https://lms.porterchester.edu/course/view.php?id=10493

• Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 12:36 PM
My guess is 'no' Christopher. You may be out of luck with these guys. Sadly, I think they have moved on. See https://oohoo.biz/index.php/en/plug-ins/display/tab-display/ The last update here is 2012.
There are some other alternatives. Try a search for 'tabs' you'll find Generico and at least one other tabs plugin.

Or you can use Onetopic maybe?

-Derek
• Thu, 21 Jan 2016, 4:16 PM
Hi Derek,

It is a pitty that onetopic is missing the visual ques from TabTopics: the buttons on top where you can store keywords for the sections behind the tabs.

Onetopic is "too abstract" for a normal user/teacher..like the old zoom-in/zoom-out function from the old standard template - even when you replace the icons with a magnifying glass with a pkus or a minus sign in the glass.
• Fri, 5 Feb 2016, 1:11 AM
Hi.
I'm using moodle V 2.8 .
I have a problem, TabTopic format course is not displayed (Sunrise28 theme) in mobile. Can anybody help me?
• Thu, 11 Feb 2016, 4:47 AM
Hi All,

I've created a fork of the project to supply the fixes we've identified for Moodle 2.9:

https://github.com/tlock/moodle-format_tabtopics/commit/414aab1649b6a80f901b5f3aac50c3f703cc2215
• Fri, 6 May 2016, 4:42 PM
Hi Tim Lock,

Your patches solves also the warnings for tabtopics inmy Moodle 3.x test server, thanks!!

Do you also have a solution for the bullet list problem I mentioned higher in this question list
• Thu, 22 Sep 2016, 10:21 PM
Quando vai atualizar para versão 3.1
• Thu, 19 Jan 2017, 10:41 PM
Hi there,

I am using Moodle 3.1.1, and I have a problem with TabTopics format.

The following error occurs when a user goes to edit/update a section title using that little pencil edit icon (just to the right of the section's title) for the quick editing. Please note, the formal "Edit" link still works.

Error calling update processor
File: ...mal/externallib.ph
Stack trace: Error code: inplaceedittableerror

The change is not saved.

Any help is appreciated.

Bei
• Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 9:32 PM
111c111 < public function section_hidden($section) { --- > public function section_hidden($section,\$course=NULL) {