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  1. Flick

    Always something I have wanted to know, thanks for the detailed and clear explanations, Jeff :)

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  2. I think that to some extent there’s a similar problem for themes too. Child themes are a genius thought but they are safe only if your customization is limited to the CSS. If you modify a core file you will lose all the updates that the theme’s author will make to this file. Eventually, you could end up breaking your theme if the modifications are important or necessary to keep the theme compatible with the last WordPress version.

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  3. Hey Jeff

    I hadn’t seen Code Snippets before, what a great idea, looking forward to trying it out.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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  4. chriso199

    I think Hooks and Filters in WordPress are one of the great features which make WordPress so flexible. Not only for creating child themes or for extending plugins, but also for making a plugin more robust and easier to maintain, as in a post I have written here http://wp.me/p2Xdd4-5y

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