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Posted on 2013-06-24
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New to WordPress... Forgive the silliness of the question...

Need to create a new section of a website, when logged into WordPress site I created a new Custom Content Type. I now see this new section listed in the WordPress control panel. And for this new section I added Title and Description fields. I then added 3 entries to this section, published and went to view but the page is completely out of sense.

It appears I have to either upload or use an existing page template, but just not sure when to look or if I need to upload a file as the template.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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Question by:nick_kessler
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by:Vijay Pratap Singh
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Hi,

You want to upload new template for website or want to publish any content as you can just publish content by creating a new post on left hand menu or a page.
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by:nick_kessler
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When I look at the page attributes, I don't see a template in the drop down so it appears I have to upload one, but not sure how/where to do so...
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by:chilternPC
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right there are so many ways of adding new stuff to the website you need to explain (in detail)
do you want another menu which leads to a page or a set of pages or do you want some knid of plugin like a booking system?
do you want the new section to look like the rest of the website?

to add a section which is just a page of content:
1) logon to admin - click on the left menu on the  'pages' link and then 'add new' to  create a page and save it
2) if you want to access this through a menu now  on the left menu click on 'appearance' - then 'menu' - and add that page to one of the menus on your website
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by:nick_kessler
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I am doing option 2 and want qa new menu item. I've clicked appearance and added the menu item. But when I go to view it the page seems unformatted, as if the template file it needs is either missing or is not formatted correctly...
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by:chilternPC
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is the content of the qa new item there?
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ScorchD earned 1000 total points
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If you have a new custom post type you need a template to print that content in to, consider creating a new page template and inserting a custom loop for example.

$args = array( 'post_type' => 'product', 'posts_per_page' => 10 );
$loop = new WP_Query( $args );
while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post();
	the_title();
	echo '<div class="entry-content">';
	the_content();
	echo '</div>';
endwhile;

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This would print your 3 new "Product" posts.
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