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Child Plugins

  1. Jan Dembowski
    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    The solution for plugins is really simple. Ask the plugin author to make their plugin hookable via actions or filters.

    Filters get my vote BTW.

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API#Create_a_Filter_Function

    Their really easy to implement and by doing that the plugin output can be easily modified or outright changed.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

  3. VincentLB77
    Inactive

    Hi, I'm looking forward to use a plugin child only to modify the HTML that the plugin creates.
    I could modify directly the .php and prevent the plugin for updating but i'd like to know if there is a cleaner option.

    I'v red Hinnerk Altenburg solution that looks great cause created from a WooCommerce option i had used and felt it was a WP core option but i can't figure his example code out, there is nothing like the wordpress pluggin folder in it and i'm not a great dev just a Tweaker.

    So any news or help on plugin child ?

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Even a child plugin wouldn't help you there, since the HTML may require you to fully edit and replace a whole function.

    Have you asked the plugin dev about putting in options?

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. VincentLB77
    Inactive

    Well i thought a child plugin would just replace one file with another i modified??

    BTW i did modify directly the plugin and blocked the plugin update, it's dirty but it's a small plugin and i did just change the html it creates.
    I guess that even with a child the update would have mess everything.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Indeed. A child theme works because there is little code being replaced, just templates. A plugin would replace both.

    But again, that's why you ask the plugin developer about possibly adding in features or options or filters :) so you can override smartly.

    Edits to the plugin, even with disabling updates, is not smart.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. VincentLB77
    Inactive

    Cause i only did some small modifications to the html, invert some div, add some classes to fit my html and the plugin working with shortcodes would'nt allow this.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yes, which is why you ASK the developer if it's possible to allow you to invert the div via a filter :) Or if it's possible to add a class so you can override it with your own CSS.

    Does that make sense?

    Posted: 2 years ago #

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