I tried to customize my blog page. The first 4 blogs should be designed in one style while the next 4 blogs has a different style. When I applied the css, all the blogs were shown the same way. I was playing with have_posts() and the_post() functions.

<div id="primary" class="content-area dstC6 <?php echo $cols; ?>">
    <main id="main" class="site-main">

    <?php if ( have_posts() ) : ?>

        <div class="blog-layout-grid clearfix">
        /* Start the Loop */
        while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

            get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', get_post_format() );

        endwhile; ?>




    else :

        get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', 'none' );

    endif; ?>

    </main><!-- #main -->
</div><!-- #primary -->

The template-part/content has the following code as below.

<div class="col-md-3 blogPostEach center-block">

<article id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>

<?php if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) : ?>
<figure class="entry-thumbnail">
    <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>">
        <?php the_post_thumbnail( 'leto-large-thumb' ); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

<header class="entry-header">
    <?php if ( !$hide_meta ) : ?>
    <div class="entry-meta">
        <?php leto_show_cats(); ?>
    </div><!-- .entry-meta -->
    <?php endif; ?>
    <?php the_title( '<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="' . esc_url( get_permalink() ) . '" rel="bookmark">', '</a></h2>' ); ?>
</header><!-- .entry-header -->

<?php if ( $show_excerpt ) : ?>
<div class="entry-content">
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
<?php endif; ?> 

Any suggestion on how to apply styles for every 4 blogposts in the code?

1 Answer 1


In the following code you could add a class specifically based on the position in the loop:

    /* Start the Loop */
    $i = 1;
    $class = 'first-class';
    while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

        if($i % 4 == 0){
            $class = 'second-class-'.+$i;

        echo '<div class="'.$class.'">'

        get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', get_post_format() );

        echo '</div>'



This is essentially a wrapper - it does not have to be a div, it could be a span - but it will count through the loop and change the wrapper class based on if the count in the loop is greater than 3 (first 4 posts 0-3). You then base your CSS off the wrapper class for greater specificity.

  • Thank you for the code. I need to apply it in a loop. one class for every post which repeats for every 4 posts in a row.
    – Sarath
    Oct 10, 2018 at 4:38
  • It's already in the while loop for the posts, but if you change $i = 0 and the check for $i > 4 to the above, where it is then checking if $i is divisible by 4 use the class + $i; not entirely checked, this is a bit on the fly.
    – Aravona
    Oct 10, 2018 at 7:59

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