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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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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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 *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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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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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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Page Template as Custom Post Type Archive

My goal is to have the slug www.domain.com/resources used by a Page Template rather than an Archive Page, and have single CPT posts as children of that slug, such as www.domain.com/resources/post. ...
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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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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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Ordering Posts List By Taxonomy Terms?

I am wondering how to write code to order a list of posts by their terms from custom taxonomies? Here is what I have so far: I have a page that lists all the posts in a Custom Post Type, on one ...
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Adding items to page template dropdown on Page Edit Screen

I am developing a WP theme with MVC approach. It only have index.php, functions.php and styles.css on the parent directory. So, I do not want to place page templates on it rather then I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grabbing the page template name?

I am attempting to compare a username to a page template name. I found the following code: get_post_meta( $post->ID, '_wp_page_template', true ); But this isn't quite what I am looking for. This ...
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How to pass a numeric id to a page template?

I am using a Wordpress installation with Wordpress Social Login as a "canvas" for an HTML5-based board game. In the file /wp-content/themes/twentythirteen-child/front-page.php I get the numeric ID of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is singular.php?

From 4.3 we have a new template, singular.php. I tried to understand what is it, but I didn't get it. :) The page.php for pages. The single.php for every post types. If we have single-[post-type].php ...
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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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Is there a default template file for child pages / subpages?

This seems like a very simple question. I'm looking for something like sub-page.php or page-child.php where I can do some different things on the child pages of my theme. They are different enough ...
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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 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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Define custom Page Template without its own .php file

Is there any way of defining a Page Template from some function/filter/hook, without having any .php file containing the comment at the top of the page to declare the Template Name? For example, ...
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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 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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How to hide/redirect the author page

I have a website where I let people subscribe. I would like to only show the author page for actual authors who have written a post. I wrote this code that checks for post the problem is I can't use a ...
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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 set and list page_template with wpcli?

I have a page that has a new template, and I want to set that new template with wp-cli. When I wp post get <id> I get an output like the following: +-----------------------+--------------------...
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Pagination on a custom page template

I have set up a custom post type called 'Events'. For reasons that I'm not going to get into, I chose not use archive-events.php as the archive template for my Events. Instead, I decided to create a ...
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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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Is it possible to manipulate the list of page templates?

After answering this question I wondered if it is possible to manipulate the dropdown list of possible page templates that's available when you edit a page. WP derives this list from the template ...
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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 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 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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Is it possible for a plugin to register a page template file?

Is there a way for a plugin to house page template files and have them available after plugin activation? E.g, I have a plugin that requires specific page page templates to be used, so I'd like ...
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Custom page template how to check is_page from functions.php?

Have a custom page template and trying to make the excerpt length dynamical depending on what page you are in. Functions.php <?php function custom_excerpt_length($length){ if (is_page(15)) { ...
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WordPress custom post type Single.php?

I have a WordPress custom post-type setup. I've created single-[customposttype].php However instead of displaying only the requested custom-post-type it goes to the URL, then displays all of the ...
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Posts archive index pagination in a static page custom query

In WordPress, I have a page for News that is using a specific page template I created. This page is populated by news posts assigned to the news category. I need to show only two of the latest news ...
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Created custom post type but selected template not staying selected

I have registered a new post type called Resources. I specify 'page-attributes' as a supported feature. When I go to create a new Resource post I see under Template that I can pick from a number of ...