Load Template From WordPress Plugin

December 11, 2015

You can load a template file from your plugin using the template_include filter, with code similar to this:

function km_include_gym_dashboard_page_template( $template ) {
if ( is_page( 'gym-dashboard' ) ) {
return plugin_dir_path( __FILE__ ) . 'templates/content-gym-dashboard.php';
return $template;
add_filter( 'template_include', 'km_include_gym_dashboard_page_template', 99 );

If you’re looking for something more robust that checks the child and parent themes before falling back to the plugin template, check out Gamajo Template Loader.

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