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  • Okay, I am really new to all of this and have been reading tons…thank you all so much!

    I am ready to create a few customized page templates and I feel pretty comfortable with that but I can’t get to the place that I need to create the new files. Everything I am reading points me to WordPress Home Folder > wp-content > themes > theme name. If I go to My Computer, Administer, etc I will eventually get to the WordPress folder when I can get all the way to wp-content-themes but the current theme I am using isn’t there. I must be looking in the wrong place.

    I feel absolutely ridiculous asking this because I am sure the answer is more than obvious but I am completely at a loss here.

    Thank you so much for you time and help!


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  • That should be the correct place.

    Are you sure you are looking for the right file? Sometimes a theme’s name and it’s file may be different. A theme named “Crunchy Chocolate Orange” could be in a folder named “MyFirstTheme“.

    Do you have a lot of themes or just a few? Back up your themes folder and try removing themes one at a time and refreshing your themes page until you no longer see your current theme. Then put the last one (or all of them) back in.

    If you want to customize your template you just need to edit the stylesheet or php files accordingly.

    Login to your wordpress installation and just go to Appearance -> Editor. You can edit everything in there.

    Sorry if the response i gave was wrong, i don’t really understand what it is your trying to do. Please clarify.

    Thanks you both very much!

    I think I may have figured it out but I am not 100% sure. Because I am using WordPress for my website, I want every page to be a static page. While I was searching for the best way to do this I came across the custom page template tutorial. There is where I read that you can have many custom pages if you save them. That is the part I am having trouble with. I can’t find the place that I go to, to save each new template.

    This is what it says:

    The files defining each Page Template are found in your Themes directory. To create a new Custom Page Template for a Page you must create a file. Let’s call our first Page Template for our Page snarfer.php. At the top of the snarfer.php file, put the following:

    Template Name: Snarfer

    How do I find the place that I create this new file?

    I know that if I understood this whole concept a little better I would be able to better tell you what I am looking for:) Hopefully by the time this journey ends I will!

    Thanks again!


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