When I export something with org mode to html, with it comes a load of presets such as id, labels, classes, preambles and post ambles.

For example:

<div id="outline-container-org16cf335" class="outline-2">

I would like to remove all of this or to at least be able to edit its patterns. I know I can set it to use the :CUSTOM-ID: property instead of the normal cacophony of spontaneously generated ids, but what I would really like is to either remove this automatic id setting or to edit the pattern used by it, but I couldn't manage to find this information yet.


I have found the ox-slimhtml package which greatly satisfies this need.

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This solved my problem:


I hope this can also be of use to others. It allows one to define classes and ids etc while still in the org buffer.

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