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Apologies for all the questions, but I am new to WordPress (not new to CMS though).
I have a page with three columns in a custom template. I have already used the sidebar.php for one column but would really like to place one other column in an includes file.
I tried creating pagesidebar.php and sidebar2.php, but each time I get a fatal error when I call it from the page.php file. I am using the following to call it:
<?php pagesidebar.php(); ?>
Are there limits or guidelines to creating “includes” files?
I would appreciate some help on this.
If you want to include a file with WordPress you would use:
<?php get_template_part('inc/pagesidebar'); ?>
The file pagesidebar.php would reside in the inc folder in your theme folder.
Note you do not need to provide .php with above function.
Read more here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_template_part
Alen, very helpful. That works and I presume that it can still accept all the normal WP functions and parameters as a regular file?