How to edit the default template

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    Hi all,

    This might be a stupid question to all seasoned wordpress/genesis users, but I’m clueless.
    I use the executive child-theme, and many of the pages I’ve created use the default template.
    But I want to change and add some things to this template, but I cannot figure out which PHP file is used by the default template.
    Can someone please point me in the right direction.



    You can create a new template or custom post type.

    Just copy the page_landing.php file, rename the file and the template name and then you can remove the remove actions code in the file and add your own custom code.



    Thanks Brad,

    This is exactly what I was looking for.
    Hmm, are there any more participants in this forum? I somehow almost always get a reply from you.
    Never mind, you always point me in the right direction and never complain about my newby questions.


    Gloria Esposito

    Hi There! Thanks in advance to any helpers!!!

    Executive Theme

    How can I reduce the size of the testimonials?

    I added this code, but fonts still too large.

    .testimonials-widget-testimonial blockquote {
    font-size: 12px;
    border-left: none;
    padding-left: 0;
    margin-left: 0;




    To find out what to edit in your CSS, you can use ‘Web Inspector’ in Safari (check ‘Show Develop menu in menu bar’ in Preferences) or Chrome, or FireBug in Firefox (an add-on to FireFox). With these tools you can play around with different CSS values to see how they affect the site. After that you can change the appropriate values in style.css

    You can edit the font-size in CSS at this point (line 818 in style.css):

    h6, .taxonomy-description h1, .widget-area h4 {
    font-size: 16px;
    margin: 0 0 20px;
    text-transform: uppercase;

    I also noticed that the name of the chauffeur who quoted this (Terry from QVC…) is not surrounded by any extra HTML-tag, so it will be very hard to individually style this. There is also an empty <p></p> tag after this name. You should also check this out.

    <p class=”testimonial_body”></p>
    <h4>Always reliable and creates an environment conducive to our guests to arrive and depart smoothly</h4>
    Terry from QVC in West Chester, PA

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