I have 1 category, and 2 attributes which i can sort by, for example boys and girls and i would like the products that have 1 attribute to have certain colors, for example blue for boys and pink for girls for certain things like product name and others.

  • do you want to change in the product view page right?
    – Mujahidh
    Oct 28, 2015 at 7:20
  • @jay did you manage to find a solution to your question? Nov 10, 2015 at 14:19

3 Answers 3


The easiest solution would be to have an overall class you can watch. For example an extra body class. We can add that with the event core_block_abstract_to_html_before.

Your config.xml would have the following observer


And you [Namespace]/[Module]/Model/Observer.php class would look like

class [Namespace]_[Module]_Model_Observer
    public function coreBlockAbstractToHtmlBefore($o)
        return $this;

    protected function _addBodyClass($o)
        $_block = $o->getBlock();
        $_product = Mage::registry('current_product');
        if ($_block instanceof Mage_Page_Block_Html && $_product instanceof Mage_Catalog_Model_Product) {

Get your attribute in the product page.You can check the attribute from that and according to your attribute you can call the css classes.

$atr = $product->getAtribute();
//You can retrieve the css class according to your product attribute in phtml file
<h1 <?php if($atr=="boys"){?>class="product-title-boys" <?php }
          elseifif($atr=="girls"){?> class="product-title-Girls"<?php} ?>>
          <?php echo $product->getName(); ?>

as in year 2022 you don't need to add customised module to achieve this as there are two useful body classes added automatically and smartly/dynamically (using browsing sequences) by Magento core, on both catalog entities, i.e. category page and product page.

One example is like following,

<body class="catalog-product-view product-plan-toys-tableware categorypath-products-eco-toys category-eco-toys page-layout-1column preloaded">

This is done by Magento core as in version 2.4 (not sure earlier versions as lack of experience) through vendor/magento/module-catalog/Controller/Category/View.php

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