10+ WordPress page templates for all needs

by Jean. 13 Comments -

WordPress is indeed one of the fastest way to build blogs and websites. Page templates allows you to create a page with a different layout in order to fill a specific need. In this article, I have compiled over 10 super useful tutorials to create page templates for all needs.

Contact form page template


This tutorial will show you how to create a page template which will display a contact form so your readers can reach you. It do not require any plugin to work.
Link: http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/how-to-create-a-built-in-contact-form…

Redirect template


If you need to be able to redirect visitors to another page, including an external site, this page template is for you. Simple an efficient!
Link: http://www.dynamicwp.net/articles-and-tutorials/how-to-create…

Custom query page template


This one might sounds basic at first, but custom queries are something you often use when building WordPress based websites, so knowing how to create custom queries page templates is a must for all developers working with WordPress.
Link: http://www.tammyhartdesigns.com/wordpress/wordpress-create-a-page-template…

Landing page template


Landing pages are very popular on the web, for example to welcome visitors before the official launch. Here is a simple tutorial to help you build a landing page template.
Link: http://nxnweb.com/landing-page-template-wordpress/

Image gallery page template


The guys from the Tuts+ network always have cool tutorials, and this one is just amazing. It will show you how to create an awesome image gallery page template using some jQuery.
Link: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-your-own-image-gallery-page-template-in-wordpress/

Registration page template


A complete tutorial about how to create a page template where users can register. The whole code could certainly have been better, but still a big time saver if you’re in a hurry.
Link: http://www.tutorialstag.com/create-custom-wordpress-registration-page.html

Sitemap page template


An HTML sitemap is often mentioned as being useful for SEO. It is also very useful for visitors who need to find a particular page without having to dive deep in your website archive.

This tutorial will show you how to easily create a sitemap for your WordPress blog or website.
Link: http://yoast.com/html-sitemap-wordpress/

RSS page template


Here is a cool code snippet to import any RSS feed on WordPress. This can be easily turned into a page template, so you’ll be able to display a feed from another website on your own site.
http://www.dangayle.com/import-feeds-wordpress-fetch-feed/

Google+ feed page


Here is the full code to build a Google+ stream page template for your WordPress based website.
Link: https://gist.github.com/1496148

Private page template


If you want to restrict some of your content to registered users, here is a tutorial that you’re definitely going to enjoy. It will show you how to create a page template that display content only to logged in users and display a login form to other visitors.
Link: http://www.marketingtechblog.com/login-content-wordpress-page-template/

Author page template


Another cool Tuts+ tutorial, which explains how to build pages that display information about authors. Especially useful when running a multi-author blog!
Link: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-wordpress-authors-page-template/

Page template to redirect to child page


Let’s finish this article with another useful piece of code, which allow you to automatically redirect visitors to the first child page if the current page have children pages. This is quite useful when working with dropdown menus!
Link: http://www.wprecipes.com/wordpress-page-template-to-redirect-to-first-child-page

Comments (13) - Leave yours

  1. Jonas said:

    That private page template is pretty handy. Does it work with comment boxes as well? I’d love to see non-registered users not being able to spam my websites. :)

  2. Dan Gayle said:

    Thanks for the link to my site. That particular RSS snippet that I posted came in handy for a bunch of client sites. Since I wrote it, I’ve used it not for sites that are shallow on content, but on sites that genuinely want to add value to their users. Win-Win!

  3. Mittul Chauhan said:

    i was always searching for this kind of tutorial .. i have came across to this site .. and done .. i found it ..

    thanks a lot for saving my time .. its so useful ..

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