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When I register my custom post type, I set this:

'hierarchical'   => true,
'supports'       => array( 'title','author', 'page-attributes' ),

So, I am supose to see 'order', 'templates', 'parents' in Attributes box when create new post. But, I don't see the 'templates' drop down showing up. Anything else I should do to enable the choice of 'templates' ?

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You can't apply templates to custom post types in this manner. That will show up only if the post type is 'page' ( Check the wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php line 568 ). However if you want to style all your single custom post types in the same manner but different from other post types you could use the single-[posttype].php -> http://codex.wordpress.org/images/1/18/Template_Hierarchy.png

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Thanks! that helps! –  Jenny Dec 1 '11 at 5:02
Yeah, thanks. It's too bad they don't have this feature yet. –  rpeg Feb 6 '12 at 0:18
Is the template dropdown still not supported in custom post types as of 4.1? –  supertrue Feb 12 at 17:41

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