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Page Templates for Posts


This plugin provides a page templates dropdown on the post edit screen, where you can select a template of your choice to be applied to the post.

The post will render in the selected template view rather than the default single view. However, if ‘default’ has been selected from the dropdown of page templates, then the post shows up in the single view only.


  • A page templates dropdown is available for each of the posts.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload pagetemplatesforposts.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Gwengolo 3, 2016
It does what was promised. It shows a dropdown to choose from the available template files (same template options as for pages). Excellent!
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Contributors & Developers

“Page Templates for Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.