When developing a plugin that contains a custom post type, for example, what's the best practice for making sure the content will display properly within any theme?
Let's say I want to display my plugin's Event CPT and its details using the exact look of single post (
single.php template) – I just want to display additional information from the post meta. I can't simply create a
single-post_type.php file, grab header, footer and sidebar and use my own markup since themes use different markup for their
What I want is closer to somehow hooking into the loop for that single.php but displaying additional information based on my plugin's custom fields.
Similarly, how would I go around creating an archive template for it (looking like theme's
archive.php but with additional info)?
Lastly – what about a separate page template – similar to WooCommerce does with pages like Cart and Checkout – they use theme's header/footer but display their own content on the page.
In other words – how to create a theme-agnostic plugin?