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Creating Custom Page Templates in WordPress

Page templates in WordPress are a great way to add structural variations or highly customized functionality to your website. They are easy to create so newcomers can get started, but they offer enough potential to keep even seasoned professionals busy.

You can get started by copying page templates from popular themes like the default WordPress theme Twenty Seventeen and tweaking, but you can also add your own styles and Javascript with ease.

In this article, we’ll take a look at what page templates are as well as how you can use them to make your website better. I’ll also include details for creating page templates with code, and the much easier way with our CustomPress plugin and Upfront theme framework.

What is a Page Template?

As I mentioned in the introduction, a page template gives you the ability to deviate from your site’s existing structure in addition to adding new features. Twenty Fourteen includes two great examples: a contributor pageand a fullwidth page.