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Simple step-by-step how-to needed (3 posts)

  1. edurhetor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've just installed the plugin and browsed many of the posts in the support forum. I still am puzzled about where to start, and wish there was a step by step guide for users.

    Simple question: How do I create my first "custom post template" so that it shows up in the list? Do I really have to modify the code in certain files or write in php/html and manually upload a file to a certain directory in order to use this plugin? If so, can you walk me step by step through how to do that properly?

    Can't I just designate an existing post with "lorem ipsum" text to become a template for new posts? (wishful thinking.)

    Please bear with me, I may be misunderstanding what a "post template" really means. All I really wanted to do was create a template of a post that involves a 2-column bilingual format with shading and indentation in one column, as seen on my site http://www.cssr-scer.ca/ , so that my other co-authors don't have to do all the table inserting and table formatting steps, and so I don't have to redo them each time as well. Am I looking at the wrong plugin to create a template for this? Thanks in advance for any helpful replies.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-template/

  2. Peter A. Gebhardt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Look for examples here. You have to scroll down for a "post example":

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

    Best regards

  3. Peter A. Gebhardt
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is even a "post-type" generator available here:

    http://generatewp.com/post-type/

    Best regards

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