Published On :
February 26, 2023
In WordPress, a template is a file that controls the overall structure and layout of a specific type of page or post of your responsive WordPress Theme
WordPress uses templates to display content dynamically/statically, allowing you to control the design of your WordPress theme and functions. WordPress templates are written in PHP, HTML, and CSS code, and they include various html and PHP tags and functions that allow customization of the appearance and behavior of your WordPress theme.
WordPress has several pre-built responsive templates included in its default themes, including:
You can also create templates to further customize your website’s design and functionality. Custom templates can be created using WordPress’s built-in template hierarchy or by using page builders and other third-party tools.
Creating a simple template file in a WordPress theme involves creating a new file in your theme folder and adding some basic code to it. Here is a step by step guide:
This code defines the template name and loads the header.php file, which contains the header section of your website.
2. Next, add the code that displays the content of your custom template. For example, if you want to display a title and show content add the following code:
3. Finally, add the code that loads the footer section of your website:
4. Save the file and upload it to your theme folder. You can find the theme directory in the
5. To assign the new template to a specific page, go to the WordPress admin area and edit the page to which you want to assign the template. In the Page Summary area, there is a template dropdown where you can choose the template you just created.
That is it, now when you visit this page, it will load the page with the template you created instead of the default WordPress theme.
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