Custom Classes

Description

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 and edit term screens in the admin with 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 body_class() function.

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Plugin Development

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Will this work with custom 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 (post_class() and 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!

Screenshots

  • Custom classes meta box
  • Body class output in source code

FAQ

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. On the edit/new term (category, tag, etc.) screen, a new field labeled “Body Class” is also available.

Of course, you actually have to style the class in your theme’s style.css file 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.

Reviews

Perfect

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.

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

The change log is located in the changelog.md file in the plugin folder. You may also view the change log online.