Page Template Settings

You’ll find the Page Template Settings section in the first section of the WordPress Customizer at AppearanceCustomize. Page Template Settings provide a way to change settings for the following pages:

  • Blog page
  • Archives
    • Date Archives
    • Author Archives
    • Taxonomy Archives (Categories and Tags)
  • Custom Taxonomy Archives (Custom Post Types)
  • Not Found (404 Page Not Found)
  • Search Results

To make use of the page template settings, navigate to AppearanceCustomizePage Template Settings. It isn’t possible to navigate to the Not Found or Search Results page in the Customizer, as a result, these sections will always be visible.

To edit a blog, archive, or custom taxonomy page, navigate to the page in the Customizer using your website’s menu or visible links. Once viewing the page the relevant page settings section will be displayed.

In each section you’ll find the following settings:

Page Layout:

Default: Displays the page title, content area and sidebar.
No Sidebar: Displays the page title and content area without the sidebar.
Full Width: Displays the content area without the sidebar at full-screen width.
Full Width, With Sidebar: Displays the content area with the sidebar at full-screen width.

Page Title:

Display the page title.

Header Bottom Margin:

Include the margin below the header of your site. If you’ve already disabled the page title and have a slider or banner at the top of your page then this setting is perfect to make it flush with the menu.

Include the margin above the footer. If you have a banner or slideshow at the bottom of your page then this setting is perfect to make it flush with the footer.


Hide the header. Perfect for landing pages or one-page websites.

Hide the footer widgets and footer widget area.