Review the instructions about creating your own Page templates.
Yes, you can have a different header - e.g. you can replace the WP-specific call get_header with an include line:
<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH . "myheader.php"); ?>
Change only your file name, don't touch the rest!
Thanks a bunch for your assistance. I have resolved my problem with your help.
Here is my quick run through, just in case someone else may ever need an extra push in the right direction.
I have a locations page that I wanted to add Google Maps, but since Google Maps requires you to call the
I copied my header.php and renamed it to location_header.php, from there I removed the google map body tags from the normal header.php.
I then created a custom page file locations_page.php based off of my old page.php, but this time changed the normal header call to:
Template Name: Locations Custom Page
<?php include(TEMPLATEPATH . "\locations_header.php"); ?>
--The first part just tells word press this is a custom page template, and the second part is the actual call to the new locations header inside my template path.
Then from the post management screen (or the writing screen), a new section becomes available called "Page Template". I specified my new "Locations Custom Page" as the alternative template and I was set!
Thanks again to moshu for the push in the right direction.