WP_REST_Posts_Controller::handle_template( string $template, int $post_id, bool $validate = false )

Sets the template for a post.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Page template filename.


(int) (Required) Post ID.


(bool) (Optional) Whether to validate that the template selected is valid.

Default value: false

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-posts-controller.php

	public function handle_template( $template, $post_id, $validate = false ) {

		if ( $validate && ! array_key_exists( $template, wp_get_theme()->get_page_templates( get_post( $post_id ) ) ) ) {
			$template = '';

		update_post_meta( $post_id, '_wp_page_template', $template );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.9.0 Added the $validate parameter.
4.7.0 Introduced.

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