Comment on Stallion Responsive SEO Theme Layout Options by SEO Dave.
You have two choices.
Use the example template (made for this reason) and modify to your needs, that’s the file page-example.php
This is basically the page.php template (it’s used to make basic Static Pages) with some info at the top to tell WordPress it’s a custom page template called “Example Default”.
Easiest way to use this template is make a copy of page-example.php and rename the copy to something unique like page-my-custom.php
Edit in a text editor and change the line
Template Name: Example Default
To something like
Template Name: Andrei Custom Page
If you use the Stallion Responsive Child theme upload to
If not using the child them upload to
Note: if you use the latter make sure you have an offine copy, when you update Stallion you will loose the file, storing it in the child folder protects it from being deleted during updates. I’m afraid that’s how WordPress works, when you update a plugin or a theme using the built in updater WordPress deletes the theme/plugin folder and installs the updates theme/plugin. By using a child theme and storing modified files in the child theme folder the modifications aren’t deleted.
You can now use your new template (it would be called “Andrei Custom Page”) on any Static Page or if you’ve set the right Stallion settings (options under the “Stallion Layout Options” page “Custom Templates ON”) also on WordPress posts.
To add new features, make changes you edit page-my-custom.php what you do is up to you.
The other alternative is find a current page template that’s close to what you want, there’s over 20 built into Stallion. They mostly start with page-***.php and the sitemap ones start sitemap-****.php.
Example page-front-01.php “Template Name: Front 1 – Page Content and Archive Posts”
To make a new template based on this you’d make a copy of page-front-01.php and rename exactly the same way as described above.
Your only limited by your PHP skills and imagination :-)