How to Create a Custom Page in WordPress

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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.

Summary of this tutorial:

Tools mentioned in this video:

Sublime Text:


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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  1. Amine MOULDAR on September 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you for the content,
    I am grateful.

  2. Marc Tyrrell on October 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Nice, sweet and to the point. Thanks

  3. Sydney Harrison on October 2, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve been wondering how to do this – great vid! Thank you!!

  4. Jay J on October 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Getting started with valuable info and walkthrough, thanks super!!

  5. Grace Witter on October 2, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

  6. Tamás Cserveni on October 2, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you! This was really helpful for me!

  7. Wande Shokunbi on October 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Awesome. I didn’t even know this was possible.
    I’ve had sleepless nights over just this feature

  8. Md Bulbul Hasan on October 4, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I am trying to find something like this. And now i got it. Thank you for such a helpful video.

  9. Mitch Powell on October 4, 2017 at 8:51 am

    This told me exactly what I needed to know. Thank you!

  10. Samanta Gutiérrez on October 4, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Will definitely check this out when I set up my website!

  11. Maurice Green on October 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Very clear explanation. Somehting I can definitely use when teaching my Web Design class

  12. Hermionejhful on October 5, 2017 at 12:59 am

    I appreciate these videos, they’re super helpful! Thank you!

  13. Niraj Bisht on October 6, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing this useful info. keep up the good work guys.!! (y)

  14. Ta Beth on October 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    This tutorial is excellent. I feel like I might actually be able to do this now! Thank you.

  15. Jenny R on October 10, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Great tutorial! Thank you for answering my question.

  16. Jatin Rane on December 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    This helped me a lot. Thanks <3

  17. Nabeelah P on October 7, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    THANK YOU! this is cool, short and simple !

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on October 8, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  18. Len Martin on December 27, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    This video just saved me from a ton of frustration. Thank you

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on December 28, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      Glad our video could help 🙂

  19. Naimur Hasan on March 31, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I can’t wait thanking you. You… you… just read my mind. I was searching this video from thee days. Finally… You are awesome.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on April 1, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      Glad our guide could be helpful 🙂

  20. lucxx36 on August 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    2:00 “You just need to tweak it” Sweet pronouncing. And very helpful, thanks!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on August 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      Glad our video could be helpful 🙂

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