Online documentation: Post Custom Templates Lite

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Description – top

Post Custom Templates will help you in changing your theme’s default template for single posts. Create custom templates – fast & easy.

Full version of the plugin – top

Check out the Post Custom Templates Pro

Here are some of the features of the full version:

  • 18 ready to use templates.
  • OTW Grid Manager full version – drag & drop enabled to rows and columns too; easier and faster way to insert rows with columns; row settings – full width background color, animation, image, pattern, video, Parallax effects, Background filers and gradients; Full width content and full row height too.
  • Change template for all post from category.
  • Change template for individual posts.
  • Single posts additions – Tabs, Reviews, Handpicked related posts, OTW Fields.
  • 5 Media Types – Image, Slider, Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud.
  • Lightboxes for posts media.
  • More template options – Horizonta or vertical meta, Meta icons or labels, custom icons and labels, separators on or off, meta styling and positioning.
  • Auto add alt and title tag on images
  • More media cropping options
  • Related post count per slide.
  • Duplicate option for template.
  • Translation/Localization .po/.mo files ready to use.
  • Support and free updates.


Installation – top

Install the plugin just like any other WordPress plugin. Here is an article on how to install a plugin in WordPress.

How it works – top

  • Create custom template – fast and easy via the editor, no coding.
  • Change theme’s template with a custom one

That is all.

Create new single post template – top

To create a new custom post template simply go to Post Custom Templates -> Add Template menu.

In the OTW Grid Manager metabox you can add rows and columns to create the layout that you want. Then in the columns you can insert post attributes – title, media, description, meta, comments, next/previous navigation, social icons, related posts, author info, facebook comments, breadcrumbs, ads, sidebars, etc.

Create template

This is how you add sidebars to your templates:
Content sidebars

When you add Post Meta to your layout a lightbox will open. This is how you re-arrange your post meta:
Content sidebars

In the OTW Post Template Options metabox you can change some of your template’s default settings.

Template options

Some of the post attributes/items have their own options that can be found in each attribute lightbox triggered from the edit button on each attribute. Here is a list of those post attributes: Meta Items, Divider, Sidebars, Ads, Post Facebook comments.

Post atributes options

To edit an existing template go to the list of all created templates: Post Custom Templates -> Single Posts Templates, select the template you want to edit and start editing. Once you are ready hit Save single post template.

Change your theme’s template – top

To change the default post template of your theme with the once you just created go to Post Custom Templates -> Options menu and select your template in the Single post template dropdown menu. Hit Save.

Change Template

Localization/Internationalization – top

This plugin comes Localization/Internationalization ready. It is following WordPress I18n standards. Generate your .po .mo files and start translating.


Support – top

Since this is a free item, it is distributed as is without any support included. Feel free to modify the plugin however you like though.