No more do you need to create a child theme (And take the risk of it breaking the website) or modify a premium theme (Losing the ability to quickly and easily update in the future) just to tweak a theme template.
WP Template Override allows you to quickly and easily override any template file in any theme you currently have installed.
Once the plugin is installed, choose the theme, and then the file you wish to override, and edit it in the included code editor.
Pressing save will activate the override and you will be able to see the changes immediately.
If you find any bugs or need any help, please drop me a line at Tiger Strike Media
Installation is as per any normal WordPress Plugin. Upload it to wp-content/plugins and activate via wp-admin.
- How do I use this plugin?
Once the plugin has been activated, navigate to Tools -> Template Overrides.
Once on that page, select “New Override” from the tabs at the top.
After entering the “New Override” page, select theme you need to override, then select the file you wish to override and after the content has loaded to the editor, press save to create the overide.
Pressing edit at any time from the list overrides page will enable you to edit the template override.
- What happens if I make a mistake?
If you make a mistake in your PHP syntax, and press save, it will cause a blank white screen or a displayed error on that page of your website. You will still be able to access wp-admin to correct the mitake.
The file editor included has some basic PHP syntax checking, so watch for the little red X on the left before you save.
- How do I get support for this plugin?
You can log a ticket in the WordPress forums by clicking the support button above, or if the matter is private and confidential, please drop me a line at Tiger Strike Media
Didn’t work on localhost running WordPress 4.3.1
Contributors & Developers
“WP Template Overrides” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Fixed PHP warnings if no overrides exist.
- Updated ACE editor to the latest version (1.1.3)