Questions tagged [template-hierarchy]

"Template hierarchy" describes process by which WordPress determines which theme files to use when displaying a query. Index.php is the fallback for all queries, and, theoretically, the only theme file required other than style.css.

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CPT Template Not Showing - Getting 404

I'm developing a Custom Post Type plugin, which works fine in dev. Now that I've moved it to production, I'm getting a 404 when I try to display the template for the CPT. So, two questions: 1- Is ...
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Template Hierarchy: confused with index.php, front-page.php, home.php

I'm really confused with index.php, home.php and front-page.php. In many cases even though I had an index.php, I overwrite it with front-page.php. But recently, I became aware about home.php. What's ...
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single-{$post_type}-{slug}.php for custom post types

My favorite part of the Wordpress template hierarchy is the ability to quickly create template files for pages by slug, without having to edit the page in Wordpress to select a template. We can ...
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Different template for subcategories

I would like to have a different template for categories and subcategories The categories template is set in categories.php is it somehow possible to load the subcategories template from subcategories....
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How to create custom 401, 403 and 500 error pages?

When a 404 error is encountered, a 404.php template file can be used to render a custom error message. This is documented in the Template Hierarchy article. My aim is to create custom error pages ...
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Custom Post Type with Nested Taxonomy and Template Files

I have a custom Post Type of "Portfolio" with a rewrite slug of portfolio. So the URL on the frontend is: domain.com/portfolio. I have a custom Taxonomy of "Categories" with a rewrite slug of ...
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Multiple Single Post templates

I have a custom post type called funerals and a page the lists all the posts part of that custom post type. To display a single page I create a file called single-funerals.php and that all works well....
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Display Editable Text Above CPT Archive Listings

I have two custom post types (Authors and Partners). I display their archive page's in the main navigation and use archive-authors.php and archive-partners.php to make a couple small tweaks to the ...
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Which template name to use for taxonomies but not their terms?

I can't figure out which template name to use to modify custom taxonomy archive page, but not the one for terms in that taxonomy. My goal is to show terms list in custom taxonomy archive and in ...
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LOST in WP Template Hireachy

I am trying to create a Custom Theme which is supposed to list and dialysis Custom Post Types First Base on Taxonomy and In next page List and Display Them based on Taxonomy Term which linked from the ...
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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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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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Template for specific post of custom post type

I have the CPT "event". I have created single-event.php. I want one particular event to use a different template than single-event. I read elsewhere that this could be done by creating a single-...
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How to Handle CSS for Multiple Header header.php Files?

So, I'm building a new theme based on Underscores. So far, I've managed to get ACF Pro to call different header files from a dropdwon selction in the Options page but, now I am faced with the task of ...
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Template Hierarchy for get_header()

I'm considering having different headers depending on the area of the site. So thought it might be possible to tap into the template hierarchy (or at the very least, re-use some of the code) and ...
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page_template toggle between 2 templates + 2 permalinks for same post

I'm trying to use this page_template template from the WP forums, with the same aim as the original author: I am trying to use two separate permalinks/templates for a single post - each providing ...
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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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Load front-page.php from subfolder

My front-page.php works fine in the WordPress root folder. But I would like to put it in the page-templates subfolder. How do I make it load from there?
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Single page template for custom post_type

I registered a custom post type with the following code: #Register custom post type for Stars of the Month add_action( 'init', 'sdp_create_star_type' ); function sdp_create_star_type() { ...
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Static Front Page problem

My theme uses the front-page.php file to display a number of items on the front page including a slideshow and some featured items. I have also designed it so the static front page as set in the ...
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index.php template is used instead of blog page

I am trying to set WordPress so that home page is static, and the blog page is a separate page. So, I created two page templates in my theme., lets call them home_template and blog_template. Then, I ...
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Archive or taxonomy pages not working for custom post type

I am trying to built archive templates for my theme , I am using plugin wp-job-manager which gives me following custom post type & taxonomies custom post type : job_listing 1st custom ...