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  1. cromermusic
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    Been stumbling on this problem aswell. I don't want to change the orininal php in the pplugin since that will be erased with an upgrade of the plugin.

    Posted: 7 months ago #
  2. Ian Dunn
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    Three years after starting this thread, I have to admit that it was a horrible idea. Like ucfknight10 said in the first reply, the proper way to do this is with hooks.

    If anyone's interested, I wrote a post with more details about best practices for customizing and extending plugins at http://iandunn.name/the-right-way-to-customize-a-wordpress-plugin/

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  3. webbrewers
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    I was thinking of a "child plug in" in the broadest sense - a structured and consistent way of separating customization from core - blessed by wp.org, rather than the nuts and bolts of how a plug in's code is actually customized.
    Ian's outlined various ways we can keep customizations separate - I'd just like to see some sort of standardization in same way child themes have been standardized.

    Posted: 6 months ago #

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    Sorry, not right now