Today i want to create a new page template for different display purpose, just create a new page template as following content
<?php /* Template Name: New Template */ ?>
save it as “newtemplate.php” and uploaded to theme folder.
However when i want to create a new page and choose my newly created page template. I can not find any Page Template drop down in my WordPress 2.5, it will automatically display in WordPress version < 2.5 . What's wrong with version2.5? After try and error few time i find the following solution is work for me.
1) Design -> Theme Editor -> Page Template (page.php) (Default Page Template)
2)Append following code at top of the page.php (Template name can be anything)
<?php /* Template Name: Default */ ?>
3) Saved it.
4) Page template drop down is display in write page now.
I really do not know why this happened? Is this a bug in WordPress 2.5? No idea, however above solution is work for me. Hope Help.