I'm an ambitious wordpress beginner and learner - this is my first question at Stackexchange - in case I'm wrong here, I'm grateful for anyone pointing in a better direction.
On my page http://www.project22.org
- I started off with a childtheme of Twenty Twelve, because I thought this theme is particularly well prepared for anything that might come.
- Next I created my own 'base-functionality-plugin', to do the programming that I (didn't find in other plugins) and that I wanted to do myself.
Now, I have basically created the functionalities I wanted in my plugin, but to display my results I needed to some adjustments in the (child) theme files, e.g. the content.php to change the display of the "entry_meta" of posts.
This doesn't feel right, wouldn't it be best if my plugin remains independent of the theme itself?
So my beginner questions are these:
- How to avoid this?
- What is the best practice regarding this?
- What to do if your starting theme has no hooks or filters in the places you need?
My use case - in the entry_meta of each post I want to display some data from custom fields.
The only solution I found was to make adjustments to the theme function
twentytwelve_entry_meta(); - but this won't work on a different theme, right?