page template (4 posts)

  1. jiafu
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Beginner in wordpress and learning it with twentyeleven theme in local mode under EasyPhp i would like to know how to use a template page to define my own form for some pages.
    What i'm asking here is a kind of check list or a step by step principle.
    As a first step i've found how to create an empty new page .From there i've a lot of question hence this post.
    For example what about the CSS file ? i read that WordPress use only one CSS file .Does that means that i can't create a CSS file for a specific page ? if true i must adapt the existing one isn't ? So how to define the header of my new page and call the get_header(); ? May i named it Header_1 and call it by get_header_1(); ?
    Which others files must be created or adapted ?

    Thanks in advance and sorry for such basic functions

  2. PremiumWP
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I suggest you have a read of this about page templates: http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates

    The Codex is the best place for information and learning about how WordPress works.

  3. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #


    you can have as many stylesheests as you need; or you can use the body_class output to style your page templates http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/body_class

    as for working with Twenty Eleven, please don't edit the theme directly, but create a child theme to work with http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    an unedtied default theme is important in case of problems; and a child theme will help to keep customisations which will otherwise be overwritten with the next upgrade of your wordpress version.

  4. jiafu
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Premiumwp and Alchymyth , thanks a lot for your answers .
    I do really appreciate your help and advices.
    I'm learning the concerned posts .
    Training takes time so i change the topic status to resolved and i'll open a new topic with more precise questions if needed.
    Thanks and best regards

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