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Styling Category Levels in WordPress (video)

by Tom Johnson on Jan 23, 2009 •
categories: technical-writingwordpress

Assigning unique styles to each category level in WordPress requires you to insert the following classes in your stylesheet:

  • Top level: .cat-item a { }
  • Second level: .cat-item ul li a { }
  • Third level: .cat-item ul ul li a { }

Styling Categories in WordPress
Styling Categories in WordPress

I created a five-minute video showing how the addition of these category classes to your WordPress stylesheet will change the style of each category level.

Watch the video

I also uploaded it to Vimeo, although the quality isn't as good.

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