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Bring interactivity to your site with a selection of jQuery widgets (plugins) all built with accessibility and usability in mind.

Slideshow slideshow.js

A simple widget that extends on the Tab widget to add previous and next navigation items that update their disabled state based on the currently active tab/slide.

Widget Dependencies

Sideshow requires the following:



This example uses the pagination componenent, but it will also work with tab or pill style navigation.

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<ul class="pagination" data-cfw="slideshow">
    <li><a href="#" data-cfw-slideshow-nav="prev" title="Previous Slide" aria-label="Previous Slide"><span aria-hidden="true">&laquo;</span></a></li>
    <li><a href="#slide0" data-cfw="tab">Slide 1</a></li>
    <li><a href="#slide1" data-cfw="tab">Slide 2</a></li>
    <li><a href="#slide2" data-cfw="tab">Slide 3</a></li>
    <li><a href="#slide3" data-cfw="tab">Slide 4</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" data-cfw-slideshow-nav="next" title="Next Slide" aria-label="Next Slide"><span aria-hidden="true">&raquo;</span></a></li>
<div class="tab-content">
    <div class="tab-pane" id="slide0">
    <div class="tab-pane" id="slide1">
    <div class="tab-pane" id="slide2">
    <div class="tab-pane" id="slide3">


To set up a slideshow, all tabs must be under the same slideshow ancestor. Nesting of slideshows is not possible or recommended as conflicts will occur.

Via Data Attributes

Add data-cfw="slideshow" to the ancestor element that contains all the tab items to be associated.

Via JavaScript

Call the widget via JavaScript:


The navgiation triggers, or previous and next buttons, must be contained within the data-cfw="slideshow" element in order to be activated. Multiple triggers are allowed.

Triggers are indicated with the following data attributes:

  • Previous trigger: data-cfw-slideshow-nav="prev"
  • Next trigger: data-cfw-slideshow-nav="next"

When a trigger is disabled, both the trigger and its direct parent <li> (if it exists) will be marked with the .disabled class.



Activates the slideshow element.



Shows the previous slide, unless the first slide is current.


Shows the next slide, unless the last slide is current.


Event callbacks happen on the slideshow element.

You can also get the tab events as indicated in the Tab widget due to event bubbling.

Event Type Description
init.cfw.slideshow This event fires after the slideshow item is initialized.
prev.cfw.slideshow This event fires before the call to activate the previous slide.
next.cfw.slideshow This event fires before the call to activate the next slide.