I would like to know how I can loop through pages with a specific template name. I have several pages where the admin can select a template name of SALE. I want to display all content with this template name via the loop.

Any ideas are much appreciated!

  • Kindly refer : wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/46582/… Dec 29, 2014 at 11:29
  • @HelpingHands thanks, but as far I can see its an example with page IDs. I want to display the pages via template! Could you still help me with this?
    – user49869
    Dec 29, 2014 at 12:03
  • Does that link not helping you? shared by @Bainternet?? Dec 29, 2014 at 12:05
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    @HelpingHands sorry but what link to you mean? Cannot see a user named Bainternet.
    – user49869
    Dec 29, 2014 at 14:53

2 Answers 2


Wordpress saves page templates that is assigned to a specific page in the db in the wp_postmeta table.

These are saved as follows:

'meta_key' => '_wp_page_template',
'meta_value' => 'NAME_ OF_TEMPLATE'

With this in mind, you can loop through pages which shares a specific page template, using get_pages (You can also make use of WP_Query)


$pages = get_pages(array(
    'meta_key' => '_wp_page_template',
    'meta_value' => 'page-special.php'
foreach($pages as $page){
    echo $page->ID.'<br />';
    echo apply_filters( 'the_content', $page->post_content );
  • thanks, this works well. Only one thing: if I would like to have every content of $page would I do echo $page->the_content? Because this gives me an error.
    – user49869
    Jan 1, 2015 at 17:28
  • Check my update. You have to make use of the WP_Post objects. You cannot use the normal template tags :-) Jan 1, 2015 at 17:31
  • My pleasure, glad it worked. Enjoy :-) Jan 1, 2015 at 17:35

Use get_template_part, for example if your template is named sale.php you can use:

get_template_part( 'sale' );  


  • thanks but this does not really solve what I intend, or I dont understand it as I should.. basically what I want to do is do a new query and instead of selecting a specific post, I select a specific template: new WP_Query("template_name=sale"); something like this?
    – user49869
    Dec 31, 2014 at 12:54
  • That doesn't really make any sense, WordPress info is stored in a database and not a template.
    – Wyck
    Dec 31, 2014 at 18:10

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