[wp-hackers] Change class in form of comment_form()

Daniel danielx386 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 02:50:00 UTC 2013

One case is that want your wp site to match the rest of our website or
forum (phpbb comes to mind)

On 9/4/13, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Ryan McCue <lists at rotorised.com> wrote:
>> Seems a little ridiculous to not be able to change the class though. I'm
>> surprised that you can change the ID and not the class, I'd expect it to
>> be the other way around.
> You can change the ID in case you're using a system by which you put
> more than one comment form on the page (ala P2 and similar). The ID
> must be unique, so you can change it to be so if needed.
>> Keep in mind that if you're using an existing framework, it might be a
>> pain (without a CSS preprocessor at least) to style IDs rather than
>> classes. It's also a little kludgy.
> If the framework doesn't let you address document elements by ID, then
> I'd say that's a rather strange framework indeed. What is so hard
> about using #comment-form instead of .comment-form?
> If you're referring to a specific element, then ID is the correct way
> to do that. If you just want to refer to it by class for some reason,
> well, then .comment-form works just fine.
> My question is, in what realistic situation should you be changing the
> HTML in order to achieve a targeting improvement via CSS? Remember
> that you have control over the ID of the element in question, so it's
> not a matter of not being able to target it directly if desired. CSS
> should be changed to achieve stylistic changes, not the other way
> around.
> -Otto
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