What is a page "template?"

Page templates allow website administrators to apply a custom look, feel, and behavior to pages on a WordPress website. As part of CAEN’s WordPress Web Publishing Service, the College of Engineering’s Renovation theme currently offers two page templates - Default template and Full-Width page.

The Default Template is the standard template for every page on your WordPress website. This template allows you to add content to the main content area of a page, as well as add Widgets to either the left sidebar or along the bottom of the page to display additional content and navigation options. For more information, see the options for customizing your site's navigation article.

If you do not have additional content to display on the Homepage, etc., do not want a Contact area in the left sidebar, or you wish to utilize only the Bottom Row widgets, the Full-Width Page is designed for you. Click on the “Pages” tab from your dashboard and hover at the page you want to edit. Click on “Quick Edit”, then under “Template”. Change the setting from “Default Template" to "Full Width Page."

template settings for page

To create full-width pages for your entire site, click on “Appearances” in the dashboard, then > “Customize” > “Theme Layout Settings”. Choose No sidebar at the Sidebar Positioning dropdown (see below). Click on Publish (see top of Customize area), and then exit the dashboard:

sidebar settings for theme layout settings

Note: If you have no widgets displayed, no contact person displayed, and the page has not been added to the menu, the sidebar will visually appear empty (therefore, use the full-width template).


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