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  • snakerboy

    (@snakerboy)


    Hello, I’m having a slight issue with my custom pages. Im trying to setup a few different templates to use for an about page, portfolio etc

    I have just read: http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Pages_can_use_Different_Templates

    I found:

    “WordPress can be configured to use different Templates for different Pages. Toward the bottom of the Write->Write Page administration panel is a drop-down labeled “Page Template”. From there you can select which Template will be used when displaying this particular Page.”

    I don’t see a dropdown named Page Template, I’m not going blind but it really isnt there.

    Anyone got any idea?

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  • jennmiller

    (@jennmiller)

    It’s in the “Custom Fields” box, but I’m just figuring out how to use it myself.

    On the “Write Page” page – scroll down to Page Options, the dropdown is the first thing there.

    And, for the record, I am blind – and I see it. 😉

    Minna

    (@minna)

    jennmiller, you have to have templates ready to get them in the dropdown list. You put
    <?php
    /*
    Template Name: My template
    */
    ?>

    at the beginning of a php file and then write how you want the page to appear (functions, plain text, html, the usual).

    Oh, and you’ll probably want <?php get_header(); ?> at the very beginning (well, after the template name “declaration”) and <?php get_footer(); ?> at the end, too

    jennmiller

    (@jennmiller)

    I wasn’t quite sure where to put the new php file, but it’s working for me in each of the theme folders. Thanks for the tip!

    snakerboy

    (@snakerboy)

    Minna, I guess if I dont have any templates Im not going to see the dropdown? oh and where do these templates files have to live?

    Minna

    (@minna)

    At least that’s what I noticed. Before I made a template, there wasn’t the “corrent” drop down (as jennmiller noted, there is a custom field for templates in *that* drop down).

    Anyway, you put the templates in the theme folder (preferably of the activated theme 🙂 ) where you have headers and footers and singles and things (if you do)

    snakerboy

    (@snakerboy)

    Righto Minna, thanks for your help. The codex was helpful, but it didn’t half throw me off.

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