Creating the Portfolio page templates

In this tutorial you will learn how to create the different WordPress page templates to display the Portfolio custom post type. We will query the Portfolio custom post type and loop through all the items to display them on the new page template. Steps Create a new file in the root of your theme files […]

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  • Portfolio page works fine. However, I’m getting a 404 error on the single portfolio item. Any ideas?

    • Yeah, this happens sometimes when creating new page templates. You just need to re-save your Permalinks. From the WordPress Dashboard go to Settings-> Permalinks and click Save Changes.

      • Worked perfectly! Thank you, my friend!

      • Hank Fischer

        I had same problem. Brad it might be helpful to add: “Re-save your Permalinks. From the WordPress Dashboard go to Settings-> Permalinks and click Save Changes.” to the tutorial. Save some folks some trouble of having to trouble shoot.

        • Sounds good. I will add this in the instructions.

        • Dan Armatis

          You can also add this hook to the functions.php file:
          add_action( ‘after_switch_theme’, ‘flush_rewrite_rules’ );

          Place it just before:
          add_action( ‘after_setup_theme’, ‘bootstrapwp_setup’ );

          This will re-write the permalink rules every time you switch themes (or when you initially add the theme).

          • Mark

            Thanks for this.

        • Mark

          I had the same problem and was resolved the same way.

  • Abu Jorhom

    Yup, same problem. But it’s good that you’ve included the note.

  • bn86

    I notice the code above for the single-portfolio.php uses bootstrapwp_post_nav(); instead of the bswp_post_navigation(); we set up in a previous tutorial. Is there a reason, or maybe I’m missing something?

  • Ihateyourprius

    originally in single-portfolio.php I had and i got a fatal error. I then changed it to . This displayed a page but its missing the page title and the image. The comments show up though. What am I missing here?

  • lilyh

    Photos that have portrait orientation rather than a landscape orientation (i.e. tall vs. wide) shows up cropped as a landscape photo in the single portfolio page. For example — superman photo shows up cropped as a landscape photo with just his check. Do you know what this would be the case?

    • You can create and use whatever image height and width you would like. Check out:

      Another option would be to add the img-responsive Bootstrap class to make the image responsive. It would look like this:

      Moving forward please ask your support questions in the forum. Thanks!

      • lilyh

        Thanks! Will post other questions in the forum. Thanks! Really enjoying your course!

  • Thank you. Everything works.

  • Atul Khandelwal

    In single-portfolio.php i’m not getting thumbnail, but comment & title is coming,

    • Do you have this call in the template file: the_post_thumbnail();

      Make sure you have a featured image set.

  • Sabra Awlad Issa

    In single-portfolio.php I hade to change:


    For it to work

    • Yeah, you are probably using a different version of underscores than the one I provide at the beginning of the tutorials. The version you are using puts the partials in a directory called template-parts.

  • Jacqueline Nkosi


    I’m experiencing this error when I try to navigate to the single portfolio page. Did I miss a step or am I missing some code?

    • Jacqueline Nkosi

      Actually never mind,.. I went to the Permalink settings and saved and when I refreshed the page it was displaying as it should.

  • holbein

    For some mysterious reason the ‘featured image’ block has vanished from Admin along the way… How can I make it re-appear? Thanks.

    • Was the featured image there at one point? Have you edited any of the code? Added other plugins?

      • holbein

        I solved the missing Featured Image block by adding add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ ); in the functions.php file. But the thumbnail does not appear in the View although I do have the in the template-portfolio.php file.