How To Add Page Templates to the body_class Function

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Are you looking for a way to add page templates to the body classes? This snippet will let you add a body class based on a specific page template name.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

	function add_archive_classes_to_page_templates($classes) {
		if (is_page_template('news.php')) {
			$classes[] = 'news';
			return $classes;
	add_filter('body_class', 'add_archive_classes_to_page_templates');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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