Your website may give you the option to change page templates. Page templates change the look and/or layout of your page.
Some common page templates you may see are:
- Default Template
- Landing Page
Keep in mind that each WordPress theme has a different number of templates to choose from. Some sites require different types of sidebars to be used throughout the site therefore require multiple page templates to reflect which sidebar needs to be added to each page. The most common template used is the Default Template.
Here are examples of some common page template options:
Default Template: You are always given a default template. This template sometimes includes a sidebar, or just the layout for your subpages. This is the template used for the majority of the page layouts throughout your website.
Archive: This template is used only to create a page to showcase products, team members, or other custom data that was created for your site.
Blog: This template is used only to create a page with a list of your posts. This template would be used to show all of your blog posts, whether it be just the excerpts or the full posts.
Landing Page: You may be given the option to have a landing page template which will most often remove the sidebar and have quite a different layout than your regular default template.
If you do have any custom page templates, these will have been discussed during your website design and build. If you have any questions on whether or not your site contains additional page templates, or specifics on how to use them, please contact your Project Manager and they will be happy to help you out.