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Is there a Child Plugin or do we start afresh after update?

  • I want to customize BP registration page, I want to make the fields smaller and more elegant also I want to beautify the part that says “Check your email” after registration. And I noticed that these things are in the BP plugin. So I am confused if the plugin updates if those changes will vanish with the update. I don’t know if there is anything like a sub-plugin just like a child theme. Else, how can one make sure the changes remain after any BP update.

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  • peter-hamilton


    I guess the only way to achieve this is to create a child-theme and override the buddypress templates there, then your theme stays ok unless they make a major change with hooks etc.

    Yes, the template hierarchy will use template parts from your theme:

    Template Hierarchy

    If you’re using a theme that is updated, then, yes, you should use a child theme to keep your changes.

    i am having a really bad network sorry for the late response, but i am already using a child theme. What i am confused about is changes inside the BP Plugin, like the registration page. I am want to know if after customizing it and BP Plugin updates will the changes i made go away.
    If i can override it with the child theme, then how? Because i don’t know how to. thanks again

    Place the template file you want to use in your child them at the location specified here:

    When BuddyPress is updated, it won’t affect your child theme.

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