Templates in wordpress are of immense use particularly if we want to have a different design for a particular page.Normally,when we create a template a dropdown is shown on the right hand side as a dropdown from where we select the template and then save the page.
But sometimes this option is missing. There can be two reasons behind this.
- You have uploaded the template file in the wrong place using FTP .It should always be uploaded in the theme which is active.
- The template file is not created properly as you missed the required template tags.
/* Template name: My Custom Page Template