[wp-hackers] newbie question on custom page templates

Anca Mosoiu anca at anca.tv
Mon Mar 12 15:34:11 UTC 2012

The bare list of posts that you see for category pages is what WordPress displays for a category when the theme doesn't do anything else.  You might want to start by looking at the WordPress Template Hierarchy page so that you can see how to create your custom category templates:


Many premium themes have carousels, portfolios, and other ways of displaying the category content.  However, that's something that's up to you - you get to decide what kind of information and layout should be on each category template.  


On Mar 12, 2012, at 5:00 AM, wp-hackers-request at lists.automattic.com wrote:

> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:26:30 +0200
> From: Ian Douglas <ian at powerfoundation.org>
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] newbie question on custom page templates
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Message-ID: <539BEEDD-9A3E-4810-A169-1AE9E2B398D9 at powerfoundation.org>
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> Thanks Mike.
> The theme I'm using also serves category pages, but they're lame. Just lists of posts. Doesn't look professional or interesting at all. The tech people who made that theme suggested developing custom page templates.
> Again, it surprises me that people don't see ready-made templates for custom pages.
> On your other suggestion, am I alone in thinking that the support forums at wordpress.org are more or less dead? When I've posted there in the recent past I got virtually no replies.
> Thanks again,
> JB

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