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Child Page Templates

Description

Allows theme authors to include templates that will be automatically used based on the page’s parent.

For example, adding the file “page-123.php” to the “child-page-templates” folder in your theme directory will define the template for all pages that are children of the page with ID #123. You can also do the same thing with the post’s slug.

This template file will be used for all pages that are children of the page with ID #123:
/wp-content/themes/your-awesome-theme/child-page-templates/page-123.php

This template file will be used for all pages that are children of the page with the “team” slug:
/wp-content/themes/your-awesome-theme/child-page-templates/page-team.php

Installation

  1. Extract the zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the plugin from the “Plugins” page.
  2. Create a folder in your theme (or child theme, if you use one) called “child-page-templates”
  3. Add a PHP file named after the slug or ID of the parent page you want to use a custom template for.
    • For example: If you want every child page of your “Portfolio” page to use a particular template file, name that template file “page-portfolio.php”

FAQ

Will the child-page-templates folder in my theme directory get overwritten when a new version of my theme is released?

Yes! If you didn’t create your theme yourself, you should definitely be using a child theme.
Your child-page-templates folder will be safe so long as you add it to a theme (or child theme) you created. Even when the parent theme upgrades, your child theme will be untouched.

Contributors & Developers

“Child Page Templates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.2

  • First public release