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Applying independent stylesheets to individual wordpress pages

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I need a way to independently style a singular page within a wordpress site without affecting the other pages.

methods?
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Question by:vanyab
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by:Tom
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Copy your theme template to a new name, modify this and apply it to the page.
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When you have found the template you want to copy change the template name here:
_________________________________
<?php
/*
Template Name: NEW_NAME_HERE
*/
get_header(); ?>
__________________________________

Now you can select the new template when you edit your page
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by:vanyab
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Simple. Thank you.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Styling a page differently is easy.  Tom's instructions above are how to create a new page template and you can then alter the structure of the page.  However, different styles can easily be achieved because WordPress adds the postID to the top-level classes on pages and posts automatically and you can use that to create custom styles in the main stylesheet.  The Codex reference for this is here:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/body_class#Examples

That page contains an exhaustive description of the process as well as CSS samples.  Short version, you do something like:

.page-id-2 {
	/* styles for only page ID number 2 */
}

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Where "2" is the ID of the page or post you want to customize.
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My pleasure :-)
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