is_page_template( string|array $template = '' )

Whether currently in a page template.

Description Description

This template tag allows you to determine if you are in a page template. You can optionally provide a template name or array of template names and then the check will be specific to that template.

Parameters Parameters


(string|array) (Optional) The specific template name or array of templates to match.

Default value: ''

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Return Return

(bool) True on success, false on failure.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/post-template.php

function is_page_template( $template = '' ) {
	if ( ! is_singular() ) {
		return false;

	$page_template = get_page_template_slug( get_queried_object_id() );

	if ( empty( $template ) )
		return (bool) $page_template;

	if ( $template == $page_template )
		return true;

	if ( is_array( $template ) ) {
		if ( ( in_array( 'default', $template, true ) && ! $page_template )
			|| in_array( $page_template, $template, true )
		) {
			return true;

	return ( 'default' === $template && ! $page_template );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.7.0 Now works with any post type, not just pages.
4.2.0 The $template parameter was changed to also accept an array of page templates.
2.5.0 Introduced.

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More Information More Information

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Page template in subdirectory Page template in subdirectory

If the page template is located in a subdirectory of the theme (since WP 3.4), prepend the folder name and a slash to the template filename, e.g.:

is_page_template( 'templates/about.php' );

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Cannot Be Used Inside The Loop Cannot Be Used Inside The Loop

Due to certain global variables being overwritten during The Loop is_page_template() will not work. In order to use it after The Loop you must call wp_reset_query() after The Loop.

Alternative Alternative

Since the page template slug is stored inside the post_meta for any post that has been assigned to a page template, it is possible to directly query the post_meta to see whether any given page has been assigned a page template. This is the method that is_page_template() uses internally.

The function get_page_template_slug( $post_id ) will return the slug of the currently assigned page template (or an empty string if no template has been assigned – or false if the $post_id does not correspond to an actual page). You can easily use this anywhere (in The Loop, or outside) to determine whether any page has been assigned a page template.

  // in the loop:
  if ( get_page_template_slug( get_the_ID() ) ){
     // Yep, this page has a page template

  // anywhere:
  if ( get_page_template_slug( $some_post_ID ) ){
     // Uh-huh.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Is Page Template ‘about’ being used? Note that unlike with other conditionals, if you want to specify a particular Page Template, you need to use the filename, such as about.php or my_page_template.php.

    if ( is_page_template( 'about.php' ) ) {
    	// about.php is used
    } else {
    	// about.php is not used
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    Contributed by Sam

    If your page template resides within a directory, you can use something like this:

    if ( is_page_template( 'directory-name/page-about.php' ) ) {
        // about.php is used
    } else {
        // about.php is not used

    This can be useful if you’re using multiple page templates and want to keep your files organised.

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    Contributed by Anthony Hortin

    You can also specify multiple templates by passing an array of template names.

    if ( is_page_template( array( 'template-full-width.php', 'template-product-offers.php' ) ) ) {
       // Do Something here if either of the above templates are being used
    else {
       // Else do this

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