Published on September 25, 2017 by WPBeginner

Are you looking to go more in depth in your website’s customizations? Creating your own custom layout and appearance than other pages on your site can make that page all the more striking. In this video we will show you how to create a custom page in WordPress.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Tools mentioned in this video:

Sublime Text:

www.sublimetext.com/

FileZilla:

filezilla-project.org/

Start by creating a blank file and add the text from our video or copy it from our written article and save it with the .php extension.

Then connect to your hosting provider using FTP and go to your site’s wp-content/themes directory to find your theme’s folder, open it, and upload your new file into your theme’s folder.

This will allow you to use the template when you create a new page on your site even if the template does not show anything at the moment.

For displaying your content the simplest method for starting would be to copy your current theme’s page.php’s content and pasting it into your new template.

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213 Comments on "How to Create a Custom Page in WordPress"

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Ryan
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Ryan
29 days 16 hours ago

How does everyone think this is a good video? You skipped the part where you make the page which is the most important part. How do I make the page?

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28 days 22 hours ago

1:35 to 1:54 we create a new page, if you mean customizing the template design then as each theme is different we did skip that step as we cannot cover every eventuality in the design users want.

Shobhana Kanwar
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Shobhana Kanwar
1 month 5 days ago

it's really helpful and a great video.

adarshmp adarsh
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adarshmp adarsh
3 months 26 days ago

it's Working. But Visual Composer is not working. anyone please help me ?

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3 months 22 days ago

If visual composer is causing you trouble you would want to reach out to visual composer's support and they should be able to assist you.

maaher aldoos
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maaher aldoos
3 months 27 days ago

Thank you ^_^ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

Jatin Rane
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Jatin Rane
3 months 30 days ago

This helped me a lot. Thanks <3

Helen Afeworki
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Helen Afeworki
4 months 22 days ago

I don't have the template drop down menu under page attributes.Nonetheless, great video.

Mike M
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Mike M
4 months 16 days ago

Hi, after you ftp the file up to the site, check the file permissions. That could cause drop-down-menu missing-item symptom

Helen Afeworki
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Helen Afeworki
4 months 22 days ago

I don't have the template drop down menu under page attributes.Nonetheless, great video.

Jack_ Bauer__
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Jack_ Bauer__
4 months 16 days ago

Hi, after you ftp the file up to the site, check the file permissions. That could cause drop-down-menu missing-item symptom

Elizabeth Krill
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Elizabeth Krill
6 months 9 days ago

This is a great starter video to help with WP. I'm just starting out.

Elizabeth Krill
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Elizabeth Krill
6 months 9 days ago

This is a great starter video to help with WP. I'm just starting out.

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MationAnimation
6 months 10 days ago

Wow!

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