Assign a Custom Template to a Category, Tag, or Taxonomy

This page is part of the Tutorials: Custom Templates documentation.

Note: The following steps refer only to Categories for the sake of simplicity; the process is the same for Tags and Taxonomies, you’ll just be accessing them from their own particular section within the WordPress admin.

  1. Make sure you’ve already created the Custom Template that you plan to use.
  2. In your WordPress Dashboard, go to PostsCategories, and click the name of the Category for which you wish to assign a custom template. (If you’ve not yet created the Category, then use the fields within the Add New Category section on the left side of your screen to do so, in conjunction with the remaining steps below.)
  3. Locate the Custom Template option, and then choose the name of your previously created Custom Template from the dropdown menu:
  4. Selecting the Custom Template

    Selecting the Custom Template

  5. Click Update (or Add New Category, if this is a Category you’re just now creating) to preserve the change.
  6. Voila, you’re done!