How to use different design/template for different pages in WordPress

Do you want to have different design / appearance for different pages in WordPress? In this article, we will show you how to create and use a custom template for a page in WordPress.

From your wordpress admin, while creating a page you can see a template drop down menu under ‘Page Attributes’ section. Clicking on it will allow you to select the template for that page.
But first you need to create a custom page template and put it under your theme’s directory.

Creating a Custom Page template in WordPress

By default WordPress utilizes a template file called page.php to control the appearance of your pages. You will find it in /wp-content/themes/ directory. Now you need to add a custom page template here. The easiest way to get started is by creating a duplicate of existing page template (ie. page.php) provided by your theme. Rename your file like page-home.php, page-contact.php etc. Now start editing your custom page template file. You can make changes in their layout and appearance. This requires a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP. Once you are done customizing, upload it back to your theme folder using FTP.

Comparison of the Best WordPress Themes

WordPress is popular for being the most stable and the most customizable CMS. That is why a lot of developers are interested in making WordPress plugins and more and more web designers are creating free and premium WordPress themes.

Out of the many WordPress theme provider, only a few stand out. In this article, we will review the best Premium WordPress theme providers and why they are different.  The theme providers that will be compared are:

 

  1. WooThemes
  2. Elegant Themes
  3. WPZoom
  4. DevPress
  5. ColorLabs & Company
  6. OBox Design
  7. Organic Themes
  8. WPMU Dev
  9. Theme Furnace
  10. Graph Paper Press

Read the rest of the post here:  http://wpmu.org/leading-premium-wordpress-theme-providers-compared/

WP Perfect Theme Features released

TricksDaddy has released WP Perfect, a free two-column WordPress theme. The theme includes a 3-column widgetized footer, an author profile box below posts, a theme options page to control basic settings and describes itself as “SEO-optimized.” WP Perfect is designed to look both professional and simple and to load pages in a minimal amount of time. A demo, full list of features and download link can be found on the WP Perfect announcement post.
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