I was trying to add a camelCased class into the body tag, is there some way to do it? I'm using this:

<reference name="root">
  <action method="addBodyClass"><classname>camelCasedClass</classname></action>

But it outputs:

<body class="catalog-category-view camelcasedclass">

Obviously i could change the class name, but it come from a third party lib and I don't wanna change it.

2 Answers 2


The problem is that the addBodyClass method automatically lower case the class:

public function addBodyClass($className)
    $className = preg_replace('#[^a-z0-9]+#', '-', strtolower($className));
    $this->setBodyClass($this->getBodyClass() . ' ' . $className);
    return $this;

To avoid that I reckon you should try to set the class directly:

<reference name="root">
  <action method="setBodyClass"><classname>camelCasedClass</classname></action>
  • That explains "everything", about to do it in the code, I can't, we add that class in the admin section only.
    – Di36o
    Jun 10, 2016 at 9:48
  • @Di36o I don't totally understand your comment. Do you need further help ? Jun 10, 2016 at 9:49
  • No, your answer explains what I was asking for, but i can't "vote up" your answer :(
    – Di36o
    Jun 10, 2016 at 10:01
  • @Di36o no worries mark it as accepted when you can, not a big deal ;) Jun 10, 2016 at 10:03

Try this for admin, locate file


and add

<?xml version="1.0"?>
        <reference name="root">
          <action method="setBodyClass"><classname>camelCased</classname></action>
  • It won't work, my goal was add a camel cased class into frontend category page, using the "Custom layout update" field in the admin section.
    – Di36o
    Jun 10, 2016 at 11:17

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