link to a different template (9 posts)

  1. Ruby Sinreich
    Posted 12 years ago #

    BTW, I also tried <?php permalink_single('posts.php'); ?> but I got a Fatal error: Call to undefined function: permalink_single() ...

  2. eric
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Are you trying to have 2 different templates, or just to change the name from index to posts.php?
    Having done a 2-template site (with no comments, no permalinks, and no calendar), my advice is avoid if at all possible - it's a really ugly hack trying to get the permalinks, archives, and category links on both templates to point back to that same template instead of the other one.
    I ended up modifying the get_permalink and get_month_link functions in wp-includes/template-functions-links.php and more..
    Anyway, before I end up embarrassing myself with some butt-ugly and probably irrelevant code here, it might be helpful to tell us what you're trying to do.

  3. Ruby Sinreich
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I am trying to have two different templates. One for the front page (index.php) and one for viewing archived posts in a variety of ways (posts.php). I could get around this if I had a better understanding of the conditional controls available to me. But I'm a PHP newbie.

  4. Ruby Sinreich
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Sorry, what's "clean uri?"

  5. Ruby Sinreich
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Oh don't get me started. I've tried to create the nice URLs and I always get 404 errors. But in any case, this won't help me as they are all using the same template. I want different things on different types of pages.
    I think I can also do what I want using conditionals to evaluate variables like $single but I don't know what all the variables I can use are. Is there one for $monthly? How about $front or something that indictaes if they're on the front/root page?

  6. Cam
    Posted 12 years ago #

    rubyji - have you set up your .htaccess file so you can use the clean URIs?

  7. Ruby Sinreich
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Yes I have added the code to my .htaccess file. And I have CHMODed it to a variety of things, although I think 644 is what it's supposed be (right?). Nothing works. It's not my top priority right now. Thanks, though.

  8. fabioassis
    Posted 11 years ago #

    rubyji - I have the same problem.
    I found a solution here: http://wordpress.org/support/3/9484
    But I'd like a solution without a patch.

  9. clay
    Posted 11 years ago #

    What you want to do sounds similiar to how I have my site set up. I have seperated the standard index.php into header and footer files so that I can make 'static' pages.
    (Keep in mind I have tags in these that are specific to my site)
    /* Don't remove this line. */
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/1">
    <title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?><?php wp_title(); ?></title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress <?php bloginfo('version'); ?>" /> <!-- leave this for stats -->
    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
    @import url( <?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>/wp-layout.css );
    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="print" href="<?php echo get_settings('siteurl'); ?>/print.css" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="text/xml" title="RSS .92" href="<?php bloginfo('rss_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom 0.3" href="<?php bloginfo('atom_url'); ?>" />
    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />
    <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly&format=link'); ?>
    <?php //comments_popup_script(); // off by default ?>
    <?php wp_head(); ?>
    <div id="rap">
    <h1 id="header">"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></h1>
    <div id="content">

    <div id="menu">



    And then any page I want to create is only 3 lines of code:
    <?php include('wp-includes/header.php') ?>
    <?php include('wp-includes/posts.php') ?>
    <?php include('wp-includes/footer.php') ?>

    My resume and links page use this method.
    You could create a new page: newpage.php
    and have the code:
    <?php include('wp-includes/header.php') ?>
    <?php include('wp-includes/NEWTEMPLATE.php') ?>
    <?php include('wp-includes/footer.php') ?>

    If you want a completely different look for that page, just create a new header file and use a different CSS file for it.
    <?php include('wp-includes/NEWHEADER.php') ?>
    <?php include('wp-includes/NEWTEMPLATE.php') ?>
    <?php include('wp-includes/footer.php') ?>

    Create whatever CSS you want for NEWHEADER.php

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