WP_Theme::get_page_templates( WP_Post|null $post = null, string $post_type = 'page' )

Returns the theme’s post templates for a given post type.

Description Description

Parameters Parameters


(WP_Post|null) (Optional) The post being edited, provided for context.

Default value: null


(string) (Optional) Post type to get the templates for. If a post is provided, its post type is used.

Default value: 'page'

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Return Return

(array) Array of page templates, keyed by filename, with the value of the translated header name.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-theme.php

	public function get_page_templates( $post = null, $post_type = 'page' ) {
		if ( $post ) {
			$post_type = get_post_type( $post );

		$post_templates = $this->get_post_templates();
		$post_templates = isset( $post_templates[ $post_type ] ) ? $post_templates[ $post_type ] : array();

		 * Filters list of page templates for a theme.
		 * The dynamic portion of the hook name, `$post_type`, refers to the post type.
		 * @since 3.9.0
		 * @since 4.4.0 Converted to allow complete control over the `$page_templates` array.
		 * @since 4.7.0 Added the `$post_type` parameter.
		 * @param array        $post_templates Array of page templates. Keys are filenames,
		 *                                     values are translated names.
		 * @param WP_Theme     $this           The theme object.
		 * @param WP_Post|null $post           The post being edited, provided for context, or null.
		 * @param string       $post_type      Post type to get the templates for.
		return (array) apply_filters( "theme_{$post_type}_templates", $post_templates, $this, $post, $post_type );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.7.0 Added the $post_type parameter.
3.4.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Jonas Lundman

    As of 4.7 a safe way to get your custom post type available templates, outside the loop or if the global $post is intercepted:

    $templates = wp_get_theme()->get_page_templates(null, 'my_post_type');

    For a custom post type 'locations' this would give you something “like”:

    array(2) {
      string(21) "Locations, no sidebar",
      string(21) "Locations, information only"

    As of 4.7 this might be filtered and then some template information might be missing, you can call wp_get_theme()->get_post_templates() instead, then you get an array with all post_types available templates within a deeper array.

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