How to create Visualforce Tab in Salesforce

Visualforce Tabs

In Salesforce, The Visualforce Tab is a user interface component that allows users to display and interact with Visualforce pages.

Custom tabs allow users to embed Visualforce pages into Visualforce Tabs so that users can access Visualforce pages from within Salesforce. It helps to display the data from the embedded Visualforce page to the users.

Visualforce Tabs are available in  Group, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer Editions.

How to Create Visualforce Tabs

We are going to create a Visualforce Tab named Site Home Page.
We already have a Visualforce page created for it.
Learn more - How to create a Visualforce Page

Total Time: 10 minutes

Go to setup

Tab in Salesforce

First, go to the setup, and Search tabs

Click on New

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Click on New in the Visualforce tabs section

Select Visualforce Page

select vfpage

Users can select the Visualforce page from the existing one
Choose tab style
Click Next

Choose the user profiles

add profile vfpage

Choose the user profiles for which the new custom tab will be available
Click Next

Choose the custom apps

add app to vfpage

Choose the custom apps for which the new custom tab will be available
Click Save

Tab Created

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Visualforce Site HomePage Tab is created

Go to the home page

Visualforce Tab in salesforce

Go to the home page
Find the Site HomePage tab as a navigation item.

Learn More about Salesforce Object
Learn about Creating Custom Object Tabs

Use cases for creating Visualforce Tabs in Salesforce

Custom Data Visualization

Create a Visualforce Tab to display custom data visualizations, such as charts, graphs, or dashboards, that are not available out-of-the-box in Salesforce. This allows users to gain deeper insights into their data and make more informed decisions.

Data Entry Forms

Develop a Visualforce Tab with custom data entry forms that provide a more user-friendly and efficient way to capture data compared to standard Salesforce page layouts. This can be especially useful for complex or multi-step data entry processes.

Third-Party Integration

Use a Visualforce Tab to integrate third-party applications or services with Salesforce. For example, you could create a tab that displays real-time data from an external system or provides a user interface for interacting with a third-party API.

Training and Onboarding

Use Visualforce Tabs to create interactive training modules or onboarding wizards for new users or employees, guiding them through essential Salesforce processes and functionality.

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