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How do you find which file is being used to generate output in WordPress?

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When I view a job category on my website using a link
http://mywebsite.com/job-category/accounting/ 
it displays a sidebar and no footer menu.

How can I work out which file is being called from viewing source code?
And how would I remove the sidebar and add a footer menu that is displayed on the rest of my website?
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Banshi lal dangiFull Stack Developer

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For categories, WordPress looks for the category-{slug}.php file. If it doesn’t exist, WordPress then looks for a file for the next hierarchical level, category-{ID}.php, and so on. If WordPress fails to find any specialized templates or an archive.php template file, it reverts to the default behavior, using index.php.

The category hierarchy is listed below:

  1. category-{slug}.php: For example, if the category’s slug is named “news,” WordPress would look for a file named category-news.php.
  2. category-{ID}.php: For example, if the category’s ID is “6”, WordPress would look for a file named category-6.php.
  3. category.php
  4. archive.php
  5. index.php

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Commented:
Thanks, I can't see any category or archive files, would they be in my themes folder?  please refer attachedfile list
Banshi lal dangiFull Stack Developer

Commented:
If there is no any category file, it means Index.php is being used there.

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Commented:
Thanks Banshi for your help, very much appreciated.
If I was to copy index.php from my Divi folder and call it category.php and place it in my child theme and edit as I like would that be called?
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Thanks again for your help.

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