I have a PHP template in my child theme that calls a function
<div class="articles"> <?php ale_filter($_POST);?> </div>
The function is defined in a parent theme file: /aletheme/functions.filter.php. I would like to copy this file to my child theme, make edits to the function, and ensure the PHP template in-question calls this function, and not the parent theme function. How do I do so?
I have already copied the parent theme file to my child theme, using the same file name and relative path (/aletheme/functions/filter.php).
A previous Stack Exchange question linked to a page with three methods. Those three methods were:
- Taking advantage of pluggable functions - This method applies only if the parent theme function is pluggable. Mine is not.
- Increase priority for child theme function - I'm not entirely sure how to do so in my case. The example given was for a parent theme function attached to a WordPress hook, and mine is not. The PHP man page on proc_nice wasn't that clear either. I guess I could follow-up on that a bit though. Maybe someone here has ideas.
- Making use of hooks, actions and filters - This method applies only if the parent theme function is attached to a WordPress hook. I don't believe that applies in my case.
I found several other Stack Exchange questions, but the answers in all described methods that I do not think apply in my case:
- How to override parent theme function through the child theme
- Function in Child Theme not overriding Parent Theme function
- How to override function in child theme
- How to override the Parent theme Function into child themes functions.php
- How to override parent functions in child themes?