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Best way to extend templates

  • a608237


    I read that there are at least two ways to edit buddypress templates (i.e. Member activity page):

    1-copy parent theme’s buddypress folder into child theme and edit the templates in child theme directory
    2-use hooks to hook into the templates and add content

    I recently used method 1 and was able to edit profile pages/group pages without much issue. But, how does updating the plugin/theme work? If I update the theme/buddypress, will my child theme containing it’s own buddypress folder receive the benefits of the new updates? What’s the best way to receive the benefits of updates while utilizing method 1 (pasting buddypress directory into child theme)?

    Thanks in advance.

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  • clickallco


    The template you made overrides the current Buddypress one, this means whenever there’s an update to the buddypress template – best practice is to update yours accordingly as well.

    That being said, there’s usually not that many changes made to the templates to keep it stringent.

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