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How to Change the Page Template in WordPress

Page templates can be applied only to pages, in order to change their aspect. It can be applied to a single page, a page section, or to a group of pages.

Your Theme files should include a default page template (named: page.php). It may also have one or more custom page templates, for instance, to display content in wider columns. 

If you need more information about Page Templates, check the following link.

Changing a Page Template

There are 2 scenarios we have to take into consideration:

  • Change the template of an existing page
  • Change the template of a new page

First scenario – existing page

  1. Go to DashboardPagesAll Pages
  2. Select one of the existing pages that you want to modify and click on Quick Edit
  3. Check Templates options, choose one of the available templates and click on Update
  4. Once it’s done, click on the Apply button

Second scenario – new page

  1. Go to DashboardPagesAdd New
  2. After adding a New Page it will automatically open the editor
  3. Go to Page Attributes and expand. Then choose one of the options available for the page template