What is a template

In WordPress terms, a template is a page layout that’s available within a theme. WordPress defines two types of templates:

  • Single – Defining the layout for a single page or post
  • Archive – Used to display a series of similar pages in summary format, much like an index

Templates exist for both pages and posts and there are at least 2 for each type of content.

  • Page single
  • Page Archive
  • Post Single
  • Post Archive

Templates ship in themes and help provide a uniform look and feel for the website.