i'm using blogolife http://wordpress.org/themes/blogolife and like to add another page-tamplate which is identical to the standart page-template but has a different sidebar. also i'd like to add a business- and a contact-template. the theme-folder structure how ever is kind of confusing to me, if someone would be so nice to load the theme and check the structure, and maybe even explain to me, i would be very pleased.

also i can only select one template, even if it seems there are several sub-templates in this theme. what am i doing wrong?


After a quick look at the structure, I got to say it appears pretty standard.

Simply follow the codex article on creating a page template and drop the new file in the theme's root directory. Done.

Any custom template for multiple pages should start like this:

Template Name: WPSE Template Example
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  • then, could you please tell me what the main-page-template is called, because it seems not to work with the file i duplicated (page.php) also afais there is no information like the template name inside the .php – Raymond Osterbrink Sep 20 '13 at 9:49
  • page.php is the standard or main page template. Also says so in the comment block at its top. Have you actually read the codex article I linked to? You do understand that a custom template has to start with a PHP comment giving the template name? – Johannes Pille Sep 20 '13 at 9:57
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    Thanks, I added <? php /* Template Name: xyz */ ?> to the file so it got recognized by wordpress :) – Raymond Osterbrink Sep 20 '13 at 10:05

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