WordPress Post Custom Styling

December 22, 2008

Topics: Blogging, Web Development, WordPress.

New in Version 1.2.1:

  • Added ability to delete CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) from the style library

New WordPress plugin: WP Post Styling. The plugin serves only one purpose: to create a place to add custom styles which will only apply to the current page or post in your WordPress blog.

Although not widely used on the internet, it’s a valuable magazine design technique to give each article a unique look and feel. A look and feel which shows the face of that article in a light which best represents the subject, topic, or style.

This plugin is intended to make that kind of post-by-post styling simpler.

It’s not that you can’t readily do this in WordPress — either by using a theme which applies style hooks for unique articles, by utilizing WordPress conditional functions to check whether a given page is active, or by whatever other means you might imagine — but this makes it much simpler, since you can simply enter the desired styles into a textarea directly in the post.

Comments and requests should be made at the WP Post Styling home page.

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12 Comments on “WordPress Post Custom Styling”

  1. Great plugin! Just what I need. Hours of meddling with the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) codes didn’t do any good. This plugin would. 😉

  2. WordPress loses little in terms of design some of the popular CMS (Content Management System), like Joomla, so these plugins are needed. That’s my opinion.

    Thank you.

  3. Thanks a lot, I was looking for smth like that.

  4. I don’t think it’s a good idea to give every article a completely unique look and feel; but I do think it can be very effective to make changes which allow that article to be best presented as a unique story.

  5. Do you think this is really a good idea to give to every article the unique look and feel? I think that it can spoil the whole picture of the blog.

  6. This is a sweet plugin, I really love and utilize plugins alot with wordpress, I’ll give this one a shot 🙂

  7. Really cool, Joe. I’m going to be giving you some link love on this one in my next article (due after the first).

  8. Video Spokesperson; January 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    That seems like an interesting plug-in that I will check out. Making a website customizable and different is always a great thing.

  9. Great stuff Joe, exactly what I was looking for my site. Thanks.


  10. thanks for the info about the plugin. im going to start using it today! thanks again

  11. I wrote it because of several instances in which I wished for it…so I’m glad you’re able to see that need, as well!

    Thanks, David!

  12. Thanks for taking the time to write this plugin. I have not implemented it yet, but I have already thought of several instances where I would like to use it.