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[closed] Can someone answer some questions about Page Templates for me? (5 posts)

  1. gbelcher1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi.

    I'm fairly new to WordPress. I have dabbled in some free themes.

    I like themes that have lots of page template options (such as full width, two-column, content/sidebar) and all that good stuff.

    The more page templates, the better in my mind, because I don't want to have to go creating a bunch of custom page templates.

    Let's say in theory I am looking at a custom theme that only has like, two page templates advertised under its description. Does that mean two NEW templates added into a set of pre-existing page templates that WordPress already has available?

    Or does that mean if I purchase that theme and create my site with it, every single page I create MUST fall under one of those two page template setups?

    Would it be really hard to create custom page templates and add them into that theme?

    I'm just trying to get a feel overall for dealing with page templates, why some themes have a bunch and others hardly have any, why some would advertise that they only have TWO templates, etc.

    The more info you could provide me with, the better. Thanks.

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you thinking of creating your theme from scratch or downloading one?

  3. gbelcher1
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the response - I was planning on downloading a theme.

  4. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Does that mean two NEW templates added into a set of pre-existing page templates that WordPress already has available?

    WordPress does not have any pre-existing page templates apart from page.php (the 'default template'). considering this, I would assume a theme which advertises 'two page templates' does provide two additional (NEW) page templates;

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates

    creating page templates is not difficult, if you know your html, css, and php ...

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

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