In my css i have a hidden div id:

#example {display:none;}

How can I set this to display:block for logged in users only?

I am assuming using Jquery would be the best option here for best performance? Or is it better to use a function in functions.php ?

  • Where and how are you defining your CSS? Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 16:52

1 Answer 1


You need to use the body_class(): http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/body_class

If you use the function body_class() you can set on your css like this:

.example {
    display: none;
.logged-in .example {
    display: block
  • awesome - had no idea about this class :) thank you guys xx
    – JoaMika
    Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 17:04
  • Joanna Mikalai you're welcome. @ChipBennett =D Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 4:47
  • I have a problem using this technique: I have setup a menu item (custom link) with class logout and the following CSS #toolbar .logout a{ display:none; } #toolbar .logged-in .logout a{ display:inline; } But when logged-in, the link is invisible. body_class() is being used because when user is logged-in in can see in the source of the page the class .logged-in is being injected in the code. Here's the link: me-about.me/test
    – Riccardo
    Commented Jun 10, 2016 at 13:54
  • Hello @Riccardo you could use .toolbar .logout { display: none } .logged-in .toolbar .logout { display: inline } Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 14:14

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