I have set up the pages like this (using some php and jquery):

On this page, I have some tabs, using jquery to hide and display the content on click each tab. The url will change to #this_tab_name accordingly.

For example, www.mysite.com/thispage#tab1 will be showing the content of tab1 only when someone clicks tab1 on thispage.

Now I want to set up a footer site map, I want some of the menu items link directly to urls like www.mysite.com/thispage#tab1 and also display the right content while hiding the rest. Embedding "thispage#tab1" will only link to thispage, but without the right content.

Any suggestion? Many thanks!


You need to add your jquery to document.ready as well as click, that way when a user goes to the page it will load the proper tab for you.

Something like this:

        //bind click event

        //handle document load

function show_tab()
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  • Thank you but I don't think this is the problem. everything is in the ready function now. The url just has no impact on the content jquery changes, I still don't know what to do with that. – the_summer_bee Sep 12 '13 at 11:47

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