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Old 02-18-2019, 01:51 AM
 
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Hi there

I want to make a change to a php file that resides in the following directory in XC5:

classes/XLite/Module/QSL/WordPress/View/Plugins/RecentPosts

Although the file in question is part of the Blog System module, I could be asking about any similar php file anywhere in that directory structure.

I am using the Custom Skin mod also, so that any changes I make to templates, etc., will not change the original files.

My question is, where do I put my modified php file so that it will be executed instead of the original, but leaving the original intact?

Does it go somewhere in my custom skin directory, and is there anything else I should be aware of (clearing cache, or changing the namespace, for example)?

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Default Re: Where to put a modified php file

For php files you need to create custom module and put any changes in there by decorating the original file.
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Hi Steve

Many thanks for your reply.

I don't understand much about this stuff, so to be clear, if I want to change one php file in an existing module, and I want to leave the original file in place (intact) so that future module upgrades will work fine and I won't lose the changes I am making, I need a new module?

I can't use the custom skin for this?

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No. In order to make sure all custom changes to php files stay you need to put them in a separate module.
The custom skin is also a module. You can use it but still have to manually create these php files and the code in them.
So it is way better to have your own custom module for these changes instead of counting on XC module which may or may not be there with next XC upgrade...
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OK, thanks.

I'm not especially confident, but I might as well have a crack at it.

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