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Basic question, but I want to enable page templates. I have one theme which has page templates enabled. I switched to another but there is no option to change the template, even when creating a new page. How do I switch this option on? I've had a root around on the Codex and forum but can't find it.

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Chances are that the theme you've switched to has no page templates defined - they exist on a per theme basis.

Here's the Codex reference: http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates

  • Thanks. Looks like what I wanted to do is not possible. I have a widget that sits in the sidebar which searches a webservice. The results go into a custom template which as you say has to be built on a theme by theme basis. So it will never be a generic widget. – JohnnyBizzle Mar 21 '11 at 16:11
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Define your template name in the custom template file.

  <?php
/*
Template Name: demo
*/
?>

After this the select template option will be available on the edit screen. You can choose the desired name you want.

  • not true. something else must be done, since my templates dissapeared – NickNo Aug 6 '14 at 11:12
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Allow page template support to you theme by adding this function in your functions.php file:

function is_page_template( $template = '' ) {
    $page_template = get_page_template_slug( get_queried_object_id() );

    if ( empty( $template ) )
        return (bool) $page_template;

    if ( $template == $page_template )
        return true;

    if ( is_array( $template ) ) {
        if ( ( in_array( 'default', $template, true ) && ! $page_template )
            || in_array( $page_template, $template, true )
        ) {
            return true;
        }
    }

    return ( 'default' === $template && ! $page_template );
}

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