I know woo-commerce has it's own way of providing custom php templates in a child theme for its various views. I'm wondering if all plugins adhere to a standard way doing the same. For example, I'm using a plugin with a template located at wp-content/plugins/PLUGIN_NAME/templates/view-x.php. Is there a standard location in my child theme that I can create my own custom view-x.php that will override the default version? Or does it vary from plugin to plugin?

1 Answer 1


There's no standard way to replace plugin files from a theme. It's up to each individual plugin to provide support for this, and many don't. If a plugin does support it, the correct way to do it would be specific to that plugin. You will need to consult a plugin's developer documentation to see whether or not they support anything like this, or an alternative.

  • 1
    Most plugins do this manually using the template_redirect and template_locate filters, so each implementation is bespoke/unique
    – Tom J Nowell
    Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 13:55

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.