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Template for Custom Post Types

Description

This plugin will allow you to assign page template to any custom post type or posts same as Page. The template will be used to display single post in front end.

You can create template same as page template for wordpress pages. You need to select post types where you want to apply template from settings page of this plugin from admin side.

To create template file you need to create .php file in current theme’s directory with Template Name: your template name in comment at first line of your file. Ex.

You can create template files in subdirectory of current theme folder also. Now WordPress 4.7 has introduced this functionality in core.

Screenshots

  • Setting screen
  • Template file example
  • Assign template
  • Display in front

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->Templates for CP screen to configure the plugin
  4. Select post types for which you want to assign page templates
  5. You can create template file same as for page with Template name in comment of template file
  6. Choose template from metabox for custom post types you have selected in plugin setting screen

FAQ

Any suggestions or queries are welcome at my email address: rahulgandhi1010@gmail.com

Reviews

May 16, 2017
Only works if your templates are in your parent theme. I can't do this because I have a child theme and need it to work there. Sorry

No!

September 10, 2016
Didn/t work and did not see a way to add a template.
September 3, 2016
I have made this plugin very light weight so that users will not face any problems about conflicts with other plugins or Query conflicts. If you like my plugin then rate it 5 starts. I will add some more useful light weight plugins to the WordPress repository soon.
September 3, 2016
Thanks, Rahul, this a great plugin. Most importantly it outputs a page template class into the body tag. I've noticed other plugins like this don't always do this. The body class is super handy for styling. A small request. At the moment, the body class outputs with a forward slash. For example: page-template-page-templates/full-width-php. Perhaps that could be changed to a hyphen in future? Thanks again 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“Template for Custom Post Types” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.5

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.7

1.0.4

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.6.1

1.0.3

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.5

1.0

  • Our First release of the plugin.