Beginner's Guide for WordPress - Start your WordPress Blog in minutes.
Choosing the Best
WordPress Hosting
How to Easily
Install WordPress
WordPress Plugins
View all Guides

How to Show Page Templates in WordPress Dashboard

Last updated on by
Special WordPress Hosting offer for WPBeginner Readers
How to Show Page Templates in WordPress Dashboard

WordPress allows you to customize the look of each page by using the page template functionality. You can create a custom page in WordPress using a custom template. When working with large custom sites, a problem arises when you have a large number of pages using different templates. The only way to find out which template a page is using is by editing the page manually. In this article we will show you how to show page templates in WordPress Dashboard, so you can easily see which template each page is using without having to load the page editor for each individual page.

Video Tutorial

If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Page Template Dashboard plugin. Once activated you are done. Now if you go to the Pages section in your dashboard, you you will see a new column “Page Template” added to the list of pages.

Showing page template names in WordPress Dashboard

By using this plugin you can see which template each of your pages are using. It will show Default for pages that are not using any custom template. This plugin is particularly useful in theme development environment, or when you are switching between two themes. It can help you identify which pages depend on a custom template, so you can account for it when switching themes.

We hope that this will help a good number of you guys who design/develop sites for a living. If you have any questions or feedback, then feel free to leave a comment below.

Editorial Staff at WPBeginner is a team of WordPress experts led by Syed Balkhi. Page maintained by Syed Balkhi.

WPBeginner's Video Icon
Our HD-Quality tutorial videos for WordPress Beginners will teach you how to use WordPress to create and manage your own website in about an hour. Get started now »


  1. mikita shah says:

    if I create a page for new template..after making page template how can I see it in dashboard template option??

  2. thethaiguy says:

    Something I haven’t thought of! Well done and thanks for another great info again.

Add a Comment

We're glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated according to our comment policy, and all links are nofollow. Do NOT use keywords in the name field. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation.