Legitimate Core Hacks

  1. theApe

    I produce some very complicated websites using WordPress and I do some heavy customisation with regards to functionality and admin GUI. I try to keep the WP version up-to-date on all of the sites I run, but due to the customisations, although I try to avoid them, a number of core hacks do come into play. When I upgrade a site, it's a very long job to double check every change and make modifications according to my log and the WP changelog.

    What I would really like to see is a way to override core files, built into the core. For example...

    could be overridden by

    Then I can just upgrade my hacks to work with an upgraded core and not touch the actual core. It just seems tidier and a clean way to do it.

    I know this sort of thing is probably not a good idea and possibly open to abuse, but it's an idea all the same :)

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. Justin Tadlock
    WordPress God


    There should never be a need to overwrite core files. This is what hooks were created for.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. theApe

    Hooks are great and I use lots of them, but do you know a simpler way, rather than a core hack... to say hide all of the 'Personal Options' in a users profile page?

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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