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I have the following in the header: <body <?php body_class(); ?> >
Some of the templates in the site fill that in, other pages don't now that I have changed the menu order.  How do I set in the template what the Body Class should be?
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by:Julian Hansen
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Take a look at the body_class documentation here (https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/body_class/)

You can add your own class in there like this (From the above link)
<body <?php body_class( 'class-name' ); ?>>

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add_filter( 'body_class', 'custom_class' );
function custom_class( $classes ) {
    if ( is_page_template( 'page-example.php' ) ) {
        $classes[] = 'example';
    }
    return $classes;
}

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by:rgranlund
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What do you mean "Add close to specific page template"?  Place it at the end of the template?
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Julian Hansen earned 2000 total points
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No you put that in your functions.php file. The code hooks the body_class callback and then checks for a specified page and if found adds the custom class.

Provided as an example as to how you can add a custom class to specific pages.

EDIT Close meant to be Class;
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by:rgranlund
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I actually had to use is_page to make it work for some reason but it got the job done.  Thanks.
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You are welcome.
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