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Some themes have additional templates that you can use to:

  1. Customize pages to specific layouts such as remove or change the location of sidebars
  2. Automatically add content to pages to create sitemaps, archives or contributor pages.

Template options are listed under the Template Section of the Page Attributes module if your current theme supports additional templates.

Template

Using a template

You apply a template as follows:

1.  Go to Pages > Add New.

Add New Page

2.  Give your page a title and add your content.

Add the contents

3.  Select the desired template from the drop down menu under Template in the Page attributes on the right hand side of the page editor.

Full width page template

4.  Click Publish.

Template Examples

Template options, and their appearance, varies based on the theme used.

Archive Template

The Archive template automatically creates an archive of your post content.

All you need to do is go to Pages > Add New, add the title Archive, select the Archive template and then click Publish.  When you view the new page you’ll see all your post content organised into different archive groups.

Archive template
Archive template on the theme Lingonberry

 

Contributor template

The Contributor template automatically lists every user who has published a post on your site, the number of articles they’ve published and provides a link to their articles.

All you need to do is go to Pages > Add New, add the title Contributor, select the Contributor template and then click Publish.  When you view the new page you’ll see all contributor information listed in Alphabetical order.

Contributor Template
Contributor template on the theme 14-Glassy

Full Width Template (Page with no sidebar)

The Full Width Template (Page with no sidebar) is used to display the page as a full width page without sidebars.  Some themes also have a range of different sidebar template options.

Sitemap template

The Sitemap template automatically lists all the web pages on your site to tell Google and other search engines about the organisation of your site content.

All you need to do is go to Pages > Add New, add the title Site Map, select the Sitemap template and then click Publish.  When you view the new page you’ll see all published pages listed in Alphabetical order.

Sitemap
Sitemap template on the theme Designfiolio

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