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I have a simple problem I'm hoping someone can shed some light on. I have a child theme with a custom page template and I'm simply trying to check weather or not the template is in use. Under normal circumstances, I would have just used the is_page_template function, however it doesn't seem to be working with child themes. I've tried the following

if(is_page_template('template-custom-fullwidth.php')){
    //do something..
}

as well as

if(is_page_template(dirname(get_bloginfo('stylesheet_url')).'/template-custom-fullwidth.php'){
    //do something..
}

Neiter works and I was hoping there is a more elegant solution than using $_SERVER to check for URLs. I can't imagine there not being a function for this seeing as this seems like a common task. I believe the problem is the difference between template and stylesheet directories. Is it possible to use Wordpress to check for page templates located in a child theme?

Thanks in advance!

  • where are the files you checking this? is it possible that the page template uses a custom query which is not reset properly? – Michael Mar 13 '13 at 12:59
  • This does not work for me either. So far have not found any solution. – Harish Chouhan Apr 12 '14 at 3:16

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