I am writing a plugin that will display a timeline of historic events, and I am looking for ways to make the output customizable. I was considering including a template/example within the plugin folder that can be overridden inside the theme folder. My idea was to make sure WP looked in the theme folder first for a customized template before resorting to the one I create.
If this is not good practice, let me know!
What functions can I use to do the above functionality?