Retaining changes after plugin upgrade

If I modify a plug-in or add a payment gateway, how do I do so in a way that does not get overwritten when upgrading the plugin? Is there a way of handling plugin's like a child theme?

  • aecnu

    Greetings jshipman,

    Welcome to WPMU Dev!

    If I modify a plug-in or add a payment gateway, how do I do so in a way that does not get overwritten when upgrading the plugin? Is there a way of handling plugin's like a child theme?

    Sure you can in most cases add the plugin with a different folder name i.e. plunginname --> pluginnameb

    But perhaps the most efficient way I have found is to simply permission the file 444 read only and then FTP the updates to the plugin folder which in turn makes it so --> one that my file is not overwritten --> and two that all the other files are updated.

    Cheers, Joe :slight_smile:

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