Likely the most popular feature of Connections is its templating support which is extremely flexible … I’ll be posting more on this topic. What I’d like to go over in this QuickTip is if you make a tweak to a core template how to make sure that tweak is update safe. All the core templates are found here:
You can copy or move any of these folders to the WordPress plugins folder:
Here’s an example:
Let’s say you made some changes to the Default Card template, you would copy or move the
card folder from
../wp-content/plugins/. After you move the folder, I highly recommend renaming the folder
connections-card. This isn’t necessary, but it’ll make it easier to remember what the folder is for and why it is there.
After you copy or move the folder and rename it, the template will now show up on the Plugins admin page as a plugin. All you need to do to use your tweaked template is to activate it.
Oh, there is one more step if you haven’t already completed it… make sure to activate the template of the Connections : Templates admin page.
That’s it. Now your tweaked template is update safe.