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Post Type Templates
1 Custom Post Type Templates
2.1 Displaying Custom Taxonomies
2.2 Listing Post Type Pages
2.3 Conditional tags for Custom Post Types
Custom Post Type Templates
If your custom post type were 'product’, and/or query_var = „product”, WordPress would look for archive-product.php to display the archive of posts.
If your custom post type were 'product’, and/or query_var = „product”, WordPress would look for single-product.php to display the single or permalink of the post.
If these files are not available in your Theme’s directory WordPress will look for archive.php and single.php, respectively. If even these files are not present it will default to index.php. See Template Hierarchy for more details.
Make a copy of the single.php or archive.php file as a starting point. That way they will inherit some of the theme’s html structure. Remember to add the post type name to the file ex. archive-post_type.php. From there you may want to customize further…