The Custom Classes plugin allows you to create custom classes for posts (when
post_class() is called) and for the
<body> class (when
body_class() is called). It creates a meta box on the edit post screen in the admin with two input boxes for adding your custom classes.
Custom post classes are added whenever your theme calls the
post_class() function, which is generally whenever a post is shown. Custom body classes are added on the single view of the post whenever your theme calls the
- Why was this plugin created?
I wanted a quick and easy way to add styles to my posts without having to make a tag, create a category, or use post formats. Those solutions are great, but they’re not ideal for every situation. By using a custom class, I have complete control over post styles.
- How do I use it?
A meta box named “Classes” gets added to the edit post screen in the admin. From there, you can input a custom post and/or body class for individual posts.
Of course, you actually have to style the class in your theme’s
style.cssfile for anything to actually change on the front end. This plugin just outputs the classes for you. It’s up to you to decide how to use them.
- Will this work with other post types?
Certainly. This plugin works with any public post type on your site. It’s not just limited to the “post” post type.
- It’s not working!
Most likely, this means your theme isn’t using the appropriate functions (
body_class()). You’ll need to talk to your theme author to get them to fix this. Or, better yet, use a correctly-coded theme from Theme Hybrid!
Just what I need - works perfectly running WP version 4.3.1 without any issues at all.
Thanks for a great solution Justin
As the other reviewer, could do with an update to tell users it is still ok to use today.
- Plugin launch. Everything’s new!