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  • Is it possible/safe to create a child plugin that edits another plugin? I am considering doing this as I do not want future updates to erase the plugins that I edit.

    If it is possible, how do I edit another plugin with a child plugin?

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You can’t create child plugins as such but depending upon the plugin, it is sometimes possible to create a second plugin that modifies the output of the original.

    Hmm… So for example, I am using the BP Courseware plugin. It ‘outputs’ its own CSS and style information to display certain content, but I would like to edit that content’s placement etc.

    Is this similar to a child theme? How would I implement changes/alterations? Through a child-plugin?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You could try over-writing the plugin’s CSS with your own via the theme’s stylesheet.

    Hmm.. that’s an interesting idea. I’ll give that a try and let you know how it works!

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