I want to set a different color border for product drafts and published products in my WordPress backend page.

If there is a drafted product in my WordPress product listing page then it should have a red background color and if there is a published product available then it should have a green background color.

  • Sorry, I have misread your question. You need backend, my solution is for front end Jan 21, 2015 at 13:05

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You can actually achieve this using simple CSS. If you look at the HTML you can see that each row has some classes:

 <tr class="post-1349 type-page status-draft hentry alternate iedit author-self level-0" id="post-1349">

There you can see that there actually is a class that indicates a draft: status-draft

So now by simply adding an admin style you can easily style drafts. Just create a css file in wp-content/themes/your-theme-name/admin-style.css and add this:

.status-draft {
  background-color: red;

...or published posts:

.status-publish {
  background-color: green;

Now you need to add this to your wp-content/themes/your-theme-name/functions.php file:

add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'wpse_175526_load_admin_style' );
function wpse_175526_load_admin_style() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'wpse_175526_admin_css', get_template_directory_uri() . '/admin-style.css', false, '1.0.0' );

For details on how you add an admin style please head over to this answer: adding custom stylesheet to wp-admin

  • Have you read the link I posted concerning how to add custom admin styles?
    – kraftner
    Jan 21, 2015 at 12:59
  • yes...i read those article and also try it but I'm failed to getting success. will you please tell me actually in which file i have to write this php code? Jan 21, 2015 at 13:35
  • Yogesh I added some more details.
    – kraftner
    Jan 21, 2015 at 13:40
  • add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'wpse_175537_load_admin_style' ); in this line what is the meaning of "wpse_175537_load_admin_style". Jan 21, 2015 at 13:46
  • there are many functions.php file. so in which folder locations i have to write this code for functions.php? Jan 21, 2015 at 13:49

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