We published a tutorial on how to create a Custom Page Template in WordPress a while back. Since then we received many requests from our readers to create a video tutorial on this topic so we are following up with a video tutorial covering the basics on how to create a custom WordPress page template.
Why Use a Custom WordPress Page Template?
If you want to create an optimized landing page in WordPress that looks different than a normal page then you need to use a custom WordPress page template. A custom page template will allow you to control every aspect of how a particular page looks like without having to change any design of your blog or switching to a different WordPress theme.
You can use custom WordPress page templates to:
- Create unique looking sales page for your product(s)
- Create your newsletter opt-in page designed for maximum conversion
- Create a landing page for your affiliates
- Create a funnel page to capture leads
- Create a portfolio page
- Create a custom gallery page
- Create a custom join us page for your membership site
- and the list goes on
If you need a little help with the CSS side of things when designing your custom page template then checkout the article on firebug and CSS.
Check out our eBook on how to create landing pages that convert.
Comments (17 responses)
Each theme uses slightly different methods to display the sidebar. So its best if you take a look at your “single.php” file to see what it does to show the sidebar then copy that code and add it to your custom template.
This is really super! Now can you show us how to add/or make widgetized areas to use on that page?
Thank you for producing useful, informative, easy-to-follow, quality tutorials!!
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After this, my blog will never be the same 🙂 Thanks!
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Excellent. The best WordPress tutorial I have seen so far.
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Excellent information and will help tose who want to create a customer template.
Thank you for creating this video tutorial on how to make a custom WordPress page template. It was easy to follow and now I can play around with custom templates!
Thanks for the tutorial! I can’t believe I didn’t know the simple template code in WP. I’m implementing this on my blog today.
I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂
@Parker, Glad to hear that you liked it 🙂
You guys always produce top quality WordPress tutorials! Thank you for the video.