Every custom template starts the same way. Follow the steps below before diving into the other tutorials.
This tutorial assumes you have some basic experience using FTP or your web server’s control panel to copy and edit files.
Where possible, I recommend practicing on a local development environment or a staging site before deploying changes to your live site.
And, of course, make a backup of your site first.
Create a folder
Create a folder in your theme named “strong-testimonials”.
Copy a template
Each template is actually a group of files located in a folder named for the template. You need all the files in the specific template folder for the template to work.
/strong-testimonials /templates /default /img config.json content.css content.php
Copy the entire template folder from the plugin into the new “strong-testimonials” folder in your theme. For example, to copy the default template:
Notice there is no “templates” subfolder in the theme.
Override or new?
Option 1: Override the existing template
At this point, your copy of the template will override the original. There can only be one template named “default”, “modern”, etc. and your theme gets the last word.
This is, by far, the easier and simpler solution because you can start customizing the template now.
Option 2: Create new template(s)
If you want to create a new template from the one you just copied and add it to the list of available templates in the view editor, then you must rename it.
This requires a few more steps but it allows you to create multiple custom templates while still being able to use the plugin’s templates.
Next step: Learn how to rename your custom template.