I figured out how to assign a template to a product category (from this thread Different template of products for specific category. WooCommerce), but I'm wondering if I can assign a custom template to specific products.

EDIT: For more clarity, I want to have a certain style applied to the category page, but when I click on one of those products, I want to keep that same style.

  • so basically you want all products of a certain category to have a differente style?
    – dbeja
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 19:55
  • @dbeja That is correct, I want products of category X to have a custom single-product.php template
    – Ten Sleep
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 20:22

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If the changes you need are strictly CSS, you can add the category names as classes to the body_class via the body_class filter.

function wpa76627_class_names( $classes ) {
    if( is_singular( 'product' ) ):
        global $post;
        foreach( get_the_terms( $post->ID, 'product_cat' ) as $cat )
            // maybe you want to make this more unique, like:
            // $classes[] = 'product-category-' . $cat->slug;
            $classes[] = $cat->slug;
    return $classes;

This code checks if we are viewing a single product page, then loops over all product_cats, adding the slugs as classes to the body tag. This could also be adapted for any post type or taxonomy.

  • Would I add this to my theme functions file?
    – Ten Sleep
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 20:24
  • And I'm not quite there yet. Do I change wpa76627_class_names or slug to the category name?
    – Ten Sleep
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 20:30
  • yes, you can just copy/paste that into your functions.php file. you don't have to change anything if you don't want to. in your style.css file, you can target items via a selector like body.some-category-slug h1.product-title to style it per-category
    – Milo
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 20:37
  • I see what you mean now. I added it to the functions file but when I view source the body tag does not have any classes attached to it.
    – Ten Sleep
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 20:40
  • your theme has to have the body_class function: <body <?php body_class(); ?>>
    – Milo
    Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 20:51

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