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Is there a way to change the Template of a page from Default Template to another programatically?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Looking at the wp_postmeta table, you can see the page template is stored there.

Therefore, a simple call to update_post_meta (codex) should do the trick :

 update_post_meta( $post_id, '_wp_page_template', 'my_template.php' );

The filename and extension is necessary, as per my example.

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