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I created a WordPress theme with one page design format which means I wrote all the code in the main index.php file. Now I need to make a different page with separate URL but for some reason it still displays the same content.

Basically https://mypage.com is the main page and I need to have a new separate page for some content like https://mypage.com/something but for some reason whenever I create a new page it still shows the content from the main page.

I don't know what's the WordPress way of doing things like that, should I just create a new directory with new files?

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Because the naming convention is matter. You can create a new template for your different page and name it "page.php" and on the header portion give it a name:

<?php
/**
 * Template name: Different page tempate
 */

get_header(); ?>

<div class="yourclass">
    <!-- Your different template code should go here -->
</div>


<?php
get_footer();

Once you are done then go to Pages>Add New & on the right sidebar you will see the new template name under "Template" dropdown. Select it as your new page template and publish. enter image description here

  • Ohh, thank you very much sir. It's exactly what i was looking for, i had no idea about different templates before. – drpzxc Mar 11 at 19:42
  • You are most welcome! – shihab Mar 11 at 19:42

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