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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#18324 new defect (bug)

after adding new template file, "Template" drop-down disappears

Reported by: sjscitp Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.2.1
Component: Themes Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: template Cc:


After adding a new page template to my theme, the "Template" drop-down on the add/edit page screen disappeared. The "Parent" and "Order" form inputs still appeared, but there was no reference to the "Template" drop-down form element in the "view source" HTML of the page.

The new template file had been added to my theme directory via pull from a git repo that my collaborator had pushed the file to. The "Template" drop-down worked fine on his exact copy of the theme.

I changed the theme for my site to twentyeleven and then immediately back to my custom theme, and the "Template" drop-down began appearing again. I did this at the suggestion of these pages:



Evidently this intermittent bug has appeared since before Wordpress 3.

Change History (2)

comment:1 nacin3 months ago

  • Component changed from Template to Themes
  • Focuses template added

comment:2 obenland2 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

I could not reproduce the bug in my test install. Does it still occur for you in the latest version of WordPress?

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