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Is there a way to have WordPress automatically create static pages from all of the template files in a given directory?

So rather than manually creating custom page templates in the WP dashboard, I'd like to write a script that looks at every file in a directory and creates a new custom page template for each one based on the template name given in the /* Template Name: Foo */ declaration.

I'm familiar with the solution offered here, but it still seems to require manually entering the pages one at a time.

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    I am not sure exactly what you want. You want WordPress to recognize the files as if they were custom page template files?
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented May 8, 2014 at 19:12
  • Yes exactly - I edited my question to hopefully make it more clear what I'm looking for.
    – cantera25
    Commented May 8, 2014 at 19:53
  • Under what circumstances do you need them to be recognized as such?
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented May 8, 2014 at 21:13
  • Do you still not understand what I'm asking or are you questioning the validity of what I'm trying to do?
    – cantera25
    Commented May 9, 2014 at 13:32
  • I understand what you are asking but I have not found a way to do it.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented May 9, 2014 at 13:40

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