Tailwind CSS Tabs - React

Get started on your web project with our responsive Tailwind CSS Tabs that create a secondary navigational hierarchy for your website.

Tabs are components that render and display subsections to users. They arrange the content into categories for easy access and a cleaner-looking app.

See below our example that will help you create a simple and easy-to-use Tabs for your Tailwind CSS and React project.


Examples on this page are using @heroicons/react make sure you have installed it.

npm i @heroicons/react


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Tabs with Icon

Use tabs with icon to display the content in a more organized way.

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Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.

Custom Tabs Animation

You can modify the open/close state animation for TabsBody component using the animate prop.

It really matters and then like it really doesn't matter. What matters is the people who are sparked by it. And the people who are like offended by it, it doesn't matter.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.

Transparent Tabs

Use the example below to create Tabs component with a transparent header.

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Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.

Vertical Tabs

You can change the tabs orientation from horizontal to vertical using the orientation prop.

It really matters and then like it really doesn't matter. What matters is the people who are sparked by it. And the people who are like offended by it, it doesn't matter.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.

Vertical Tabs with Icon

You can change the tabs orientation from horizontal to vertical using the orientation prop.

It really matters and then like it really doesn't matter. What matters is the people who are sparked by it. And the people who are like offended by it, it doesn't matter.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.

Underline Tabs

You can use tailwind css classes for customizing the tabs components, see the example below for an underline tabs component.

It really matters and then like it really doesn't matter. What matters is the people who are sparked by it. And the people who are like offended by it, it doesn't matter.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.
Because it's about motivating the doers. Because I'm here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.
We're not always in the position that we want to be at. We're constantly growing. We're constantly making mistakes. We're constantly trying to express ourselves and actualize our dreams.

Tabs Props

The following props are available for tabs component. These are the custom props that we've added for the tabs component and you can use all the other native props as well.

AttributeTypeDescriptionDefault
valueValueSet's the default visible tabNo default value it's a required prop.
orientationOrientationSet's the tab orientationhorizontal.
classNamestringAdd custom className for tabs''
childrennodeAdd content for tabsNo default value it's a required prop.


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabsProps } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tabs Header Props

The following props are available for tabs header component. These are the custom props that we've added for the tabs header component and you can use all the other native props as well.

AttributeTypeDescriptionDefault
indicatorPropsobjectAdd custom props for tabs header indicatorundefined
classNamestringAdd custom className for tabs header''
childrennodeAdd content for tabs headerNo default value it's a required prop.


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabsHeaderProps } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tabs Body Props

The following props are available for tabs body component. These are the custom props that we've added for the tabs body component and you can use all the other native props as well.

AttributeTypeDescriptionDefault
animateAnimateChange tabs body animationundefined
classNamestringAdd custom className for tabs body''
childrennodeAdd content for tabs bodyNo default value it's a required prop.


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabsBodyProps } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tab Props

The following props are available for tab component. These are the custom props that come with we've added for the tab component and you can use all the other native props as well.

AttributeTypeDescriptionDefault
valueValueSet's the tab value, it should be the same value as tab panel valueNo default value it's a required prop.
disabledbooleanDisable tabfalse
classNamestringAdd custom className for tab''
childrennodeAdd content for tabNo default value it's a required prop.


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabProps } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tab Panel Props

The following props are available for tab panel component. These are the custom props that we've added for the tab panel component and you can use all the other native props as well.

AttributeTypeDescriptionDefault
valueValueSet's the tab panel value, it should be the same value as tab valueNo default value it's a required prop.
classNamestringAdd custom className for tab panel''
childrennodeAdd content for tab panelNo default value it's a required prop.


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabPanelProps } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Types - Value

type value = string | number;

Types - Orientation

type value = "horizontal" | "vertical";

Types - Animate

type animate = {
  initial?: object;
  mount?: object;
  unmount?: object;
};

Tabs Theme

Learn how to customize the theme and styles for tabs components, the theme object for tabs components has two main objects:

A. The defaultProps object for setting up the default value for props of tabs component.
B. The styles object for customizing the theme and styles of tabs component.

You can customize the theme and styles of tabs components by adding Tailwind CSS classes as key paired values for objects.



Tabs Theme Object Type

interface TabsStylesType {
  defaultProps: {
    className: string;
    orientation: "horizontal" | "vertical";
  };
  styles: {
    base: object;
    vertical: object;
    horizontal: object;
  };
}


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabsStylesType } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tabs Theme Customization

const theme = {
  tabs: {
    defaultProps: {
      className: "",
      orientation: "horizontal",
    },
    styles: {
      base: {
        overflow: "overflow-hidden",
      },
      horizontal: {
        display: "block",
      },
      vertical: {
        display: "flex",
      },
    },
  },
};

Tabs Header Theme Object Type

interface TabsHeaderStylesType {
  defaultProps: {
    className: string;
  };
  styles: {
    base: object;
    horizontal: object;
    vertical: object;
  };
}


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabsHeaderStylesType } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tabs Header Theme Customization

const theme = {
  tabsHeader: {
    defaultProps: {
      className: "",
    },
    styles: {
      base: {
        display: "flex",
        position: "relative",
        bg: "bg-blue-gray-50",
        bgOpacity: "bg-opacity-60",
        borderRadius: "rounded-lg",
        p: "p-1",
      },
      horizontal: {
        flexDirection: "flex-row",
      },
      vertical: {
        flexDirection: "flex-col",
      },
    },
  },
};

Tabs Body Theme Object Type

interface TabsBodyStylesType {
  defaultProps: {
    animate: {
      initial: object;
      mount: object;
      unmount: object;
    };
    className: string;
  };
  styles: {
    base: object;
  };
}


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabsBodyStylesType } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tabs Body Theme Customization

const theme = {
  tabsBody: {
    defaultProps: {
      animate: {
        unmount: {},
        mount: {},
      },
      className: "",
    },
    styles: {
      base: {
        display: "block",
        width: "w-full",
        position: "relative",
        bg: "bg-transparent",
        overflow: "overflow-hidden",
      },
    },
  },
};

Tab Theme Object Type

interface TabStylesType {
  defaultProps: {
    className: string;
    disabled: boolean;
  };
  styles: {
    base: {
      tab: {
        initial: object;
        disabled: object;
      };
      indicator: object;
    };
  };
}


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabStylesType } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tab Theme Customization

const theme = {
  tab: {
    defaultProps: {
      className: "",
      activeClassName: "",
      disabled: false,
    },
    styles: {
      base: {
        tab: {
          initial: {
            display: "flex",
            alignItems: "items-center",
            justifyContent: "justify-center",
            textAlign: "text-center",
            width: "w-full",
            height: "h-full",
            position: "relative",
            bg: "bg-transparent",
            py: "py-1",
            px: "px-2",
            color: "text-blue-gray-900",
            fontSmoothing: "antialiased",
            fontFamily: "font-sans",
            fontSize: "text-base",
            fontWeight: "font-normal",
            lineHeight: "leading-relaxed",
            userSelect: "select-none",
            cursor: "cursor-pointer",
          },
          disabled: {
            opacity: "opacity-50",
            cursor: "cursor-not-allowed",
            pointerEvents: "pointer-events-none",
            userSelect: "select-none",
          },
        },
        indicator: {
          position: "absolute",
          inset: "inset-0",
          zIndex: "z-10",
          height: "h-full",
          bg: "bg-white",
          borderRadius: "rounded-md",
          boxShadow: "shadow",
        },
      },
    },
  },
};

Tab Panel Theme Object Type

interface TabPanelStylesType {
  defaultProps: {
    className: string;
  };
  styles: {
    base: object;
  };
}


For TypeScript Only

import type { TabPanelStylesType } from "@material-tailwind/react";

Tab Panel Theme Customization

const theme = {
  tabPanel: {
    defaultProps: {
      className: "",
    },
    styles: {
      base: {
        width: "w-full",
        height: "h-max",
        color: "text-gray-700",
        p: "p-4",
        fontSmoothing: "antialiased",
        fontFamily: "font-sans",
        fontSize: "text-base",
        fontWeight: "font-light",
        lineHeight: "leading-relaxed",
      },
    },
  },
};