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adding physical templates


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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:47 PM
jeffe
 
16 posts · Dec 2012
adding physical templates

Howdy
I would like to create, with full php power, a template to use for my homepage.
This is so I can use some 'do_shortcode' calls required by other plugins.

What am I missing - there is no spot on my page editor to choose a non-virtual theme.

I have uploaded my theme into the main montezuma theme folder.

I even tried naming it 'front-page.php', but this would not render any headers. I would also just like to know how to use my own templates.

Thank you.
-j
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:24 PM
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10,176 posts · Jul 2009
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I am not clear on how you installed Montezuma. You should just install like any other theme. Then within the theme options you create the virtual templates.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:35 PM
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If you want to create page templates outside the theme options, copy index.php as your base. It will not be editable via the theme options, but you can use dashboard->appearances->editor to edit it.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:03 PM
jeffe
 
16 posts · Dec 2012
Thanks for the replies...
Quote:
Then within the theme options you create the virtual templates.
I don't want to use virtual templates - I want to create physical templates so I can use all the usual php functions and specifically some 'shortcode' from other plugins.

Quote:
If you want to create page templates outside the theme options, copy index.php as your base. It will not be editable via the theme options, but you can use dashboard->appearances->editor to edit it.
I tried that - but there is no place in the page editor to choose a non-virtual template.

Here is a clear example...
I want to create a full php template (not a virtual template) called 'mytemplate.php'. I want to apply this to a page I create called 'My Page'.
I can definitely start by copying index.php - but then how do I use that template for 'My page'?

Part of Montezuma's ad says 'The ability to create physical page templates is preserved.'... how do I still use these 'physical' page templates if there is no way to assign them via the page editor? I only see option to use virtual templates.

Last edited by jeffe; Dec 12, 2012 at 01:05 PM.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:08 PM
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Quote:
how do I still use these 'physical' page templates
the same as you would fro any theme. When you create a page look in the right hand colum for the section 'Templates' that is where you pick your template.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:13 PM
jeffe
 
16 posts · Dec 2012
Thats what I thought - but I only have boxes labelled:
Publish - Page Attributes - Virtual Templates - Featured Image


I have also checked 'Screen Options' but found nothing that seems to help.
Thanks yall

edit: also using latest version of wordpress (3.5) but experienced the same behavior on 3.4.2

Last edited by jeffe; Dec 12, 2012 at 01:22 PM.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:30 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,176 posts · Jul 2009
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You, of course, do have to add code to the top of your template to let WordPress know it is a template. For example
PHP Code:
<?php
/*
Template Name: My Template
*/
?>
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