Im trying print all the pages on a wordpress site. Im using the following code:

$args = array( 'post_type' => 'page');
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) :
    while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post();

This works fine, but i want each page to be rendered with the template chosen by the admin in the admin menu. Is it possible to fetch the template name so i can provide it to the get_template_part?

Best regards.


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The filename of the template chosen for pages is saved in a post meta field called _wp_page_template, which you can get e.g. like this:

$template_filename = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), '_wp_page_template', true );

Now you have a file name like example-template.php, with it you can determine which template to load, if you named it right, so you could e.g. do:

$template_fn_wo_ext = substr( $template_filename, 0, -4 );

Which does remove the last four characters, so you get example-template, now you could do:

$template_fn_parts = explode( '-', $template_fn_wo_ext );

Which gives you back an array with the string parts, splited at the -, e.g. $template_fn_wo_ext[0] contains example. So you could use this to load your template like this:

get_template_part( $template_fn_wo_ext[0], $template_fn_wo_ext[1] );

This should get you an idea and started, but it is just exemplary, so do the fine tuning and fitting it to your needs is likely needed.

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    My pleasure, besides you you asked nicely on your last question, that always helps:) @TauSand Aug 31, 2014 at 21:01

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