Pages are one of WordPress's built-in Post Types. You'll probably want most of your website Pages to look about the same. Sometimes, though, you may need a specific Page, or a group of Pages, to display or behave differently. This is easily accomplished with Page Templates.

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Create custom page templates with plugins?

Is it possible to make custom page templates available from a plugin?
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Is there a WordPress plugin that registers a plugin file as a custom page template?

I need to create a plugin that makes custom page templates available in wp-admin. I'm wondering if someone has tackled this already, as it seems like a pretty typical process?
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How to *remove* a parent theme page template from a child theme?

I'm using the TwentyTen theme to create a child theme, but I can't seem to get rid of the 'One column, no sidebar' page template that is in the TwentyTen parent theme. I thought just copying it over ...
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Custom meta box shown when template is chosen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Toggle admin metabox based upon chosen page template Is this possible to change editor screen immediately after someone picks some template from the drop down? I need a ...
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How to quickly switch custom post type singular template?

I have a custom post type called movies and I need to quickly switch the template that displays the movies cpt on the front end via a link. How can this be done? Files I have: single-movies.php ...
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Dynamically link to the latest post or simulate request of specific post in page template

I want to have a link in the wordpress menu pointing to the latest post of a specific category. Because I am not able put a dynamic URL in the wordpress menu, my approach was to put a page with a ...
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Dynamic page.php template for custom post types

I have a couple of custom post types registered. I would like to display all "posts" from each custom post type on its own page, and these pages must be visible in the nav menu. It would be great to ...
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Custom post type archive and single.php files not working

Hi I've created a custom post type called shows. here is the code for it. <?php add_action('init', 'show_register'); function show_register() { //arguments to create the post type. ...
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Do I need to use The Loop on pages?

I'm writing my first WordPress theme and have a question about the use of The Loop in page templates. The page templates I've looked at all follow basically the same pattern (example from Twenty ...
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Making images from single.php pointing to an attachment .php template

I am trying to make the inserted images from a post (single.php) to point to (single-attachement.php) an attachment page. So far I checked a post here on stackexchange and added this code on the top, ...
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Setting a custom sub-path for blog without using pages?

Warning: fairly pedantic request ahead. I have a design that makes use of posts (I.e., the blog) and a custom post type called "howto". The site front page ("/") has a template that displays the ...
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Create built-in pages without creating actual pages

For example: site.com/contact (or site.com/?page=contact if not using permalinks) when someone goes to that page I want to load a theme template, like page-contact.php But I don't want to create a ...
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Multiple areas of dynamic content in a page

I am new in Wordpress and what I really can't find how to do is the following: I have a new Page created from the CMS. This pages have different modules with text. Take for example this template ...
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Listing Parent, Child and GrandChild Categories and then the PostTitles on Page Template !

What I want to do is a loop like this is something like this I'm really sorry but its hard to format here! I going to put this short url http://pastebin.com/dEdKzgJz so you can see it better... Can ...
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Trouble with conditional tags

I've got some code I want to run on every page other than the blog page and the archive page. If I use <?php if ( !is_home() ) { ?> The code correctly doesn't show on the blog page. If I ...
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Is it possible to stop selected plugins from loading on certain template pages?

I have a template page that has form on that is only used once in my site. The form uses form validation using jquery validate plugin (such a great plugin). Once the cart66 Plugin is loaded, the form ...
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Single page theme

I am trying to create single page theme. What i have trouble with is understanding this whole wordpress query logic. There is query object and supposedly i get all published posts like this: ...
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I want to rel=nofollow wordpress images

I have a default theme. When i add media to wordpress site. By default it use simple "a href" tag I want to add attribute "rel=nofollow" to it. Can anybody please point me in right direction?.
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Assign Page Template Within A Custom Post Type

I have registered a Custom Post Type and created a file called archive-myCPT.php and another one for single posts called single-myCPT.php. What I want to do is to create a page where I will show just ...
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How to create custom home page via plugin?

I want to code a plug-in that creates new custom home page. Note that I have never coded any plug-in before. 1) After activation of plug-in user needs to go to the options of the plug-in and set up ...
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Remove navigation from header in custom page template

I'm building a landing page and want to remove the navigation menu from the page. The navigation menu is in header.php which is of course in the page template. Is there a WordPress function I can use ...
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Recents posts pulling from different post type

This blog page is pulling from a Page Template called full-width-blog.php. The left of the content is where the supposed general posts should appear. On the right is the sidebar. How could you make ...
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How to show a post single post in page template

Currently I've divided posts into 5 different categories, based on the categories I've created 5 page templates. all of the pages are listed into the home page navigation menu. in my home page I'm ...
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How can I add an option to the Page Template list from a Plugin?

I've been looking around for the past couple hours for a way to create a custom page template from within a plugin but haven't had any luck yet. What I am specifically trying to do is add an option ...
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Creating a Custom Post Type for Inserting Preset Content into Post & Pages?

In response to Mike Schinkel's comment (see below) on my post about how to pre-populate content (essentially using a content template)... @Scott B I mean why did you support a file on disk ...
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Authors Page : A page of authors

I'm looking for a way to create a parent authors page and then use the author.php for the individual author pages. I've been out of the loop (no pun) for a couple months and am wondering the best way ...
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Page Templates - this code only works for one Custom Post Type

I have the code below in my functions.php file, it works great and allows me to use page templates in my custom post type 'services'. I have defined which 'type' to use on the first line with ...
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Control Custom Post Type template from a plugin

I can control the custom template to be used on custom post type pages but the template file would still need to have the markup of the theme. I was wondering if I could make it theme independent? ...
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How can I dynamically load another page template to provide an alternate layout of the posts?

I have a page that displays posts (4 on each row), with a thumbnail image & title for each. Is it possible to click a text/icon link and dynamically switch the page template? I'm looking to ...
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How to get IDs for objects in menu branch?

Is it possible to print content of all menu items, when displaying menu (or branch of menu as in question about displaying menu branches) ? Once I click on About Us I wish for new page to display ...
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Add custom template page programmatically

I'm trying to add template page from a plugin,and my template page is in this plugin folder.Is this posible?Here is my code: global $user_ID; $new_post = array( 'post_title' => 'Test ...
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How can I create an alternative home page?

I'm working on a site which has a fully customized front page. Now I'm asked to add a more classic looking blog type page which will be reacheable at http://domain/blog. I tried creating a custom ...
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How to display page content in a page template?

In my WordPress site, I made a custom page template, which contained a custom query [using WP_Query()]. With that query, I can perfectly get the posts of a certain category. But I want to show the ...
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How to sort list of custom posts to get view like a tree of posts under categories and their children's categories?

I'm new here and my english isn't perfect so I'm sorry for this :) I'm here because I'm workin on site with post list sorted by category and I have problem with sort out my posts in categories and ...
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Schedule Sticky Posts

I'd like to display the most two recent published sticky posts by modifying the primary loop. A simple affair with the following loop. However, if I schedule a sticky post to be published in the ...
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How do I enforce a 404 status for an EXISTING page?

I was able to replace the main query for 404 pages with pre_get_posts but as soon as I point to an existing page, the error changes to 301. What function should I hook to to change the status to 404 ...
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How to Change 404 page title

i have try many methods after searching on internet but unable to ramove Nothing Found from my 404 page title how to do it please help me even i have us this in my 404 page header if( is_404() ) ...
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Creating Ajax backend for Specialised Page Template? Should admin-ajax.php be used?

We're scoping an upcoming project that will require the development of a large php web application within an existing wordpress site - this is for our use only and we've no intention of trying to ...
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I put my blog on a subpage, how do I get page title?

I've got my blog setup on a subpage (not the front page) and I'm using the template file home.php, how can I get the contents from the page editor onto this subpage? If I change the title of the page ...
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How do I modify this page template to show subpage excerpts (not post excerpts)?

I have made a page template which shows linked subpages using this bit of code: <?php $mypages = get_pages( array( 'child_of' => $post->ID, 'sort_column' => 'menu_order', 'sort_or ...
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How to retrieve $_GET variables from rewritten URLs?

I need to receive some special $_GET parameters for a custom page I'm making, i know how to receive this through a simple $_GET like mysite.net/products/?id=1 , but I wanted to use the URL style of my ...
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How to Set a Custom Template for Blog Posts

I am trying to set a custom template for my blog posts page using the Template box on the Page Attributes section of the page. However, the template does not get used on the site. Is there a certain ...
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Post formats template

I would like to know what template wordpress uses to display post formats archive pages? What is parent template file that is used when there is no specified template file and what is specified ...
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jQuery Ajax() doesn't work when the page is accessed as a WordPress template page

In one file (test_ajax.php) I have a which on change loads another page (registration_form_race_type.php) with a short message via jQuery Ajax(). It works fine when "test_ajax.php" is accessed via its ...
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Display all posts from specific categories on a page

I want to display all posts from specific categories on a single page. Therefore I edited the page.php file in my theme folder. I added an 'if-clause' to check which page currently being displayed and ...
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Single page theme that uses pages for the content

I'm making a one page site. On the page I want to run WP_Query three or four times to pull in those 3-4 pages. The page looks a bit like this: <div class="row"> <?php $args = array( ...
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Create a new template for twentytwelve

Twenty Twelve comes with some page templates: Front Page & Full Width. These are in the folder /page-templates. I've created my own template and saved it into this folder, but it is not ...
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Custom Page Template for “Older Posts” Pages

My home page feed has a variety of items including a featured post and other features that I'd only like present on the home feed. When a user clicks on pagination to load older posts, I'd like to ...
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How to remove a parent theme template from Quick Edit?

I was looking for a way to hide the parent theme's templates and found this answer which works perfectly to remove the parent templates from the pages edit screen - How to *remove* a parent theme page ...
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Template plugin for blog posts? [closed]

can someone recommend a plugin to do the following? My wordpress CMS has two types of users: administrator and editor, both of whom are not technologically savvy, so they need things to be super ...