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how to make a custom page? (not a wordpress "Page") (5 posts)

  1. Lobosque
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How do i access a custom template page in wordpress? Lets say that i want to access "index2.php" trough an ordinary link, how to do it?
    i want to display a page with navbar, header and footer, but with my own code inside the content, instead the posts, or a wordpress "Page". It's mainly because Pages do not display forms correctly, and I want to make something with a html form.
    (I not sure if this section is the best for my post, sorry)

  2. moshu
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You are on the wrong track, sorry.
    Many users do such things, and in this way:
    You create a new Page Template and you put your html code/form/whatever in the template code.
    Then just create a new Page using that template (if it is comlete code) you don't even have to type anything in the content. Just create the Page and you are done.

  3. nolageek
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think I know what he means. I'm trying to do something similar. I'm trying to create a page that lists posts just like the index.php except using <?php// if (in_category('83')) continue; ?> to exclude a category. However, if you copy over index.php, add this line, and use it as a template - it wouldn't work - it would still want to use it for a single page 'entry'.

  4. Root
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Now you need to create a new static page and assign it to the new template.

  5. nolageek
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I did that, it just didn't work. :( I figured it out though, I didn't realize you could use both ?cat=84 and ?cat=-83 in the URL.

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