Template Not Showing Up (3 posts)

  1. mirojb
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I am a beginner wordpress user, and I am trying to install a plugin called "Events List" which required me to create a custom template called events.php according to these instructions


    I followed the instructions and uploaded the events.php template file into my themes folder.

    When I try to add this template on to my "Events" page it is not showing up under the template drop-down. All that is showing up is "Default Template"

    I did some research and found this in the WordPress Codex
    "Note: Sometimes it is necessary to switch to the WordPress Default Theme, then back to your theme, for the Template choices to appear!"

    I am wondering if it is safe to switch between themes quickly without losing and customization or anything else in the process. My website is built and launched so I dont want to mess everything up.

    Thanks for your time,


  2. mirojb
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Anyone able to help me out with this one? Thanks for your time.


  3. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, it is safe. All Theme modifications (Widget settings, header image, background, custom nav menus) are stored in the database, and are retained when you switch from, and back to, your current Theme.

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