I am trying to add a css class on body tag but not able to find any file, from where the body tag is rendered.

I need to add one css class on body tag such as others are coming > page-with-filter page-products page-layout-2columns-left myclasshere

in previous version below was the xml code to add class on body.

<reference name="root">
    <action method="addBodyClass">

I tried using this but it didn't worked.

I need to add one class with page-layout-2columns-left template only.


In your layout or template file, you need to add an attribute to the body tag, like this:

    <attribute name="class" value="my-css-class"/>

Hope that Helps

  • Thanks Dave, now it is appearing on all pages, I just want this class which have layout of page-layout-2columns-left
    – Jack
    Mar 2 '16 at 6:30
  • Can't think of a way you'd easily achieve that with layout alone, other than targeting each page handle that uses 2column-left as a layout, much the same as M1. Mar 2 '16 at 7:18
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    I was just thinking to add the same lines in 2-columns-left.xml so this will target only this layout but its not working.
    – Jack
    Mar 2 '16 at 8:14
  • I just added the same on category.xml and it worked, thanks :)
    – Jack
    Mar 2 '16 at 10:59
  • how to add only for login user? Jun 8 '16 at 7:04

In case you want to add a dynamic variable, eg. Store Code to the body class, you can take a look at the following example I made: https://github.com/samgranger/StoreCodeBodyClass

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