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WordPress PHP for WordPress PHP Basics for WordPress Custom Loops

Michael Rockett
Michael Rockett
40,365 Points

How do I get the template option to appear under page attributes?

On the video I am told to create a custom page by selecting the custom template under page attribute but there is no templates option. Am I doing something wrong? Have a missed something?

2 Answers

Brian Hayes
Brian Hayes
20,986 Points

Make sure your page template has the proper naming convention as well as the proper comment declaring the template name. If you want to create a global template that isn't page specific then make sure not to use the page- prefix when naming the template file. Next, just make sure your file has the proper comment at the top:

/* Template Name: Example Template */
14,222 Points

Hey Michael,

I got caught on that detail as well

Make sure you are using the Child Theme found in the project downloads for this video. Otherwise I believe the instructions to create your own custom templates was explained in this lesson: Click here

Hope that helps!