Questions tagged [page-template]

Pages are one of WordPress' built-in Post Types. You'll probably want most of your website Pages to look about the same. Sometimes, though, you may need a specific Page, or a group of Pages, to display or behave differently. This is easily accomplished with Page Templates.

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Create custom page templates with plugins?

Is it possible to make custom page templates available from a plugin?
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Custom templates not showing up in template dropdown

I've got some problems with templates in Wordpress (multisite). I've created a file in the root of my child-theme folder (template-test.php) <?php /** * Template Name: Test template * */ ?> &...
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Getting only direct child pages in WordPress with get_pages

I am trying to fetch all direct children of a page. But I am getting all children and grand children as well. Any ideas? PHP Source: $args = array( 'child_of' => $post->ID, '...
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How to get taxonomy term of the current page and populate queries in the template

I've been stumbling around trying to figure out how to get a specific taxonomy term of the current page so that I can subsequently populate queries on the page for other post types that share the same ...
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How to *remove* a parent theme page template from a child theme?

I'm using the TwentyTen theme to create a child theme, but I can't seem to get rid of the 'One column, no sidebar' page template that is in the TwentyTen parent theme. I thought just copying it over ...
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Use a template file for a specific url without creating a page

I wonder if its possible to use a template file for a specific url without having to create a page for that template. This is my simplified problem: I have created a page in WP with some link ...
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What is singular.php?

From 4.3 we have a new template, singular.php. I tried to understand what is it, but I didn't get it. :) The page.php for pages. The single.php for every post types. If we have single-[post-type].php ...
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How to display page content in a page template?

In my WordPress site, I made a custom page template, which contained a custom query [using WP_Query()]. With that query, I can perfectly get the posts of a certain category. But I want to show the ...
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What does is_page_template() compare against?

Looking through the Wordpress documentation, it says that is_page_template() compares against a "template name", if one is provided. I have a template stored in page-homepage.php called Homepage: /* ...
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Creating custom blog page template the right way

I want to create a new custom page template for the presentation of blog posts. I realise that when you assign a page to display posts via Settings > Reading, it then will assign home.php to display ...
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Conditional tag to check if 'page.php' is being used?

I'm trying to check whether the page.php template is being used or not. I've tried is_page_template( 'page.php' ) but it doesn't work. I also can't use is_page() because I only want to do something ...
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How to move page template files like page-{slug}.php to a sub-directory?

I want to move page template files like page-{slug}.php to a sub-directory within my theme, in a way that WordPress will recognize them automatically. If the page templates of the said form doesn't ...
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A check for if is parent page, if has children, if has grandchildren

I have one default page template that I wish to use for two scenarios. I'd prefer to use only one page template for the sake of simplicity for my client. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: if ...
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How can I add an option to the Page Template list from a Plugin?

I've been looking around for the past couple hours for a way to create a custom page template from within a plugin but haven't had any luck yet. What I am specifically trying to do is add an option ...
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How can I load a page template from a plugin?

I want to add page templates to a theme directly from the plugin. The idea is that the template would show up in the dropdown under Page Attributes, and all the code would need to be in the plugin. ...
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Is there a WordPress plugin that registers a plugin file as a custom page template?

I need to create a plugin that makes custom page templates available in wp-admin. I'm wondering if someone has tackled this already, as it seems like a pretty typical process?
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How To Create A Paginated List Of All Categories On My Site?

I want to display an archive page with pagination that lists all the categories on my site, and each link goes to that particular category archive page. So this would be like an archive page of ...
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How to Change 404 page title

i have try many methods after searching on internet but unable to ramove Nothing Found from my 404 page title how to do it please help me even i have us this in my 404 page header if( is_404() ) ...
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Define page template in wp_insert_post

How can I set which page template this page, created using wp_insert_post, uses? I want it to use template-blog.php This is my current function; add_action( 'admin_init', 'mytheme_admin_init' ); ...
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Do I need to use The Loop on pages?

I'm writing my first WordPress theme and have a question about the use of The Loop in page templates. The page templates I've looked at all follow basically the same pattern (example from Twenty ...
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How to add a .php file to WordPress

I have a php file in my server (say www.example.com/up/up.php). If i access that file through the url, my site says no page found. but i want to call that php file using url parameter. I want to call ...
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Is it possible to stop selected plugins from loading on certain template pages?

I have a template page that has form on that is only used once in my site. The form uses form validation using jquery validate plugin (such a great plugin). Once the cart66 Plugin is loaded, the form ...
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Passing parameters to a custom page template using clean urls

I am now passing parameters to a custom template in the following format www.example.com/?pageid=12&rid=24&title=this-is-the-title I have created two tables . So I need to fetch data and ...
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Page editor missing Templates drop down

Update: As with so many mysteries, the cause turned out to be extremely stupid. I had the file saved in a different theme's directory. Thanks to @a4jp.com I'm building a theme using underscores. I've ...
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What are the differences between custom post type and custom page templates?

What is the difference between custom taxonomies and page templates and custom post types? I think I understand that taxonomy is used to organize data. CPTs are used to give your data a different ...
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Add custom template page programmatically

I'm trying to add template page from a plugin,and my template page is in this plugin folder.Is this posible?Here is my code: global $user_ID; $new_post = array( 'post_title' => 'Test ...
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Define custom Page Template without its own .php file

Is there any way of defining a Page Template from some function/filter/hook, without having any .php file containing the comment at the top of the page to declare the Template Name? For example, ...
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How to retrieve $_GET variables from rewritten URLs?

I need to receive some special $_GET parameters for a custom page I'm making, i know how to receive this through a simple $_GET like mysite.net/products/?id=1 , but I wanted to use the URL style of my ...
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How to edit contents of dynamic_sidebar()?

I know PHP well but I'm new to Wordpress. I got an incomplete Wordpress website. It has a static home page with an Aweber newsletter form. I tried digging into installed theme and in home.php I came ...
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Page Template as Custom Post Type Archive

My goal is to have the slug www.domain.com/resources used by a Page Template rather than an Archive Page, and have single CPT posts as children of that slug, such as www.domain.com/resources/post. ...
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Setting a custom sub-path for blog without using pages?

Warning: fairly pedantic request ahead. I have a design that makes use of posts (I.e., the blog) and a custom post type called "howto". The site front page ("/") has a template that displays the ...
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Set page template for all pages?

I know the page template is set in the wpdb as meta_key = _wp_page_template and meta_value = template.php. How can I write a SQL script to set each post where post_type = 'page' to a specific ...
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When is get_template_part() preferable to simply using the template.php files?

In this post on wordpress.stackexchange.com I asked whether using get_template_part(), as demonstrated in the TwentyTen theme, is a recommended best practice. The general consensus I got was that it ...
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How to get IDs for objects in menu branch?

Is it possible to print content of all menu items, when displaying menu (or branch of menu as in question about displaying menu branches) ? Once I click on About Us I wish for new page to display ...
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Create “File-less” Page Template in Functions.php

(By "Page Template," I mean a theme file with the "Template Name" header that can be selected in the "Template" dropdown field on the page admin.) In multiple instances, I've built page templates ...
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How to remove all styles for certain page template?

I know how to create child themes and page templates. I have a child theme of Salient called Salient-Child, and I have a page template called blankPage.php. For all pages that use this template, I ...
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Creating Ajax backend for Specialised Page Template? Should admin-ajax.php be used?

We're scoping an upcoming project that will require the development of a large php web application within an existing wordpress site - this is for our use only and we've no intention of trying to ...
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Is it possible to enqueue a raw CSS string directly from within a template file?

I was wondering if it's possible to enqueue raw CSS as a string directly from within a template file? I'm writing a custom template for a page and need to add some style rules for it. What I want to ...
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How to move page templates to custom folder?

I created page templates that use the page slug, for example, page-contact.php, page-gallery.php etc. or page id, for example, page-2.php, page-11.php etc. How can I move these templates to a ...
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Display all posts from specific categories on a page

I want to display all posts from specific categories on a single page. Therefore I edited the page.php file in my theme folder. I added an 'if-clause' to check which page currently being displayed and ...
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Ways to have multiple front-page.php templates that can be swapped out?

I essentially want to create several different front-page.php templates with different loops and layouts and then present an option in the admin panel to select one template on one day and a different ...
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Is it possible to manipulate the list of page templates?

After answering this question I wondered if it is possible to manipulate the dropdown list of possible page templates that's available when you edit a page. WordPress derives this list from the ...
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Having different sidebar content for MANY pages?

I am continuing on from a topic I already posted but with a different angle. Please bare with me as I try to provide as much information as possible. I am looking to add a simple text area called "...
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Set page template automatically based on parent

As the title implies, I'm trying to set each new page under X parent to a specific page template. Either through a function/plugin/code eg: if I make a 'swiss cheese' page, that is a children of the ...
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Add Content to Page without shortcodes

The site I'm working on has a couple of pages that needs to be filled with different content elements like text image combinations, sliders, lists of content, etc. The client would need to re-order ...
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Using a page template without a page

Does anyone know if it's possible to use a page template on a URL, even if a page doesn't exist for that page? When building sites, I create the relevant pages to ensure use of the templates, but ...
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Include a page template along with add_theme_support()

I'm not even sure this is possible but before I start thinking up crazy solutions, I'll see if there is a WordPress way to do it. Here's the deal. I have a timeline jQuery plugin all set up on ...
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Is there a default template file for child pages / subpages?

This seems like a very simple question. I'm looking for something like sub-page.php or page-child.php where I can do some different things on the child pages of my theme. They are different enough ...
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Password protected posts redirects

I have a page associated with a custom template that list all password protected posts. Let's name it MyPage. What I'm trying to achieve is when a user views MyPage to show only once the password ...
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Variable use in get_template_part

As far as I understand (from the get_template_part codex) get_template_part is just a wrapper round the PHP require function. So if I have a variable that I have create in a page template file e.g. $...

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