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What is a page "template?"

WordPress page templates allow a custom look, feel, and behavior to be applied to a specific page or group of pages on the WordPress website. The College of Engineering offers multiple WordPress page templates designed to integrate with the look and feel of the College of Engineering website. Website administrators are able to select the appropriate page template for each page or group of pages on their WordPress website.

Home - The Home template is designed for the main page of the website, although some sites may use a two-column or three-column page template for this purpose. Unique features of the Home Page template include an optional photo slider as well as an optional home page links area.

Two-Column Page - The Two-Column Page template is designed for presenting information in a two-column format.

Posts: 2-Column - This is the same as the Two-Column Page template, but it displays a paginated list of all your site's blog posts at the bottom of the page's content. The page displays 10 posts at a time, from most to least recent, with links to view the previous/next ten posts.

Three-Column Page - The Three-Column Page template resembles a two-column page with the addition of a third right-side column where widgets reside.
Note that the same widgets will appear in the same order on all three-column and home page templates on the website. Widgets are not customizable on a per-page basis.


Posts: 3-Column - This is the same as the Three-Column Page template, but it displays a paginated list of all your site's blog posts at the bottom of the page's content. The page displays 10 posts at a time, from most to least recent, with links to view the previous/next ten posts.