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Downsides/potential risks for not updating Buddypress

  • ethanrocker



    What are the downsides/potential risks for not updating Buddypress? The reason I ask is that I am planning on making some significant customizations to the BP Core and am getting the impression that it is difficult to update the BP Core without losing your changes.

    Correct me if I’m wrong.


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  • The most fundamental thing to correct is the notion that you edit any files that comprise the core, you never ever do this in WP , BP, or any other OSĀ  or otherwise app.

    Do so and then never update core for fear of losing those changes will potentially be a disaster. BP is a young and rapidly developing, changing project it must be kept up to date.

    WP has a system API that allows you to filterĀ  and hook into functions, BP enables this ability where practical and this ought to be the way you approach customizations.

    What exactly are you attempting to change that requires editing of core files?

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