Customizing Orchard Modules

Topics: Customizing Orchard, Writing modules
May 28, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Newbie question:

Is it ok to modify Orchard modules or do you override them some how?  Say I want to change some markup in the EditorTemplates of the Orchard.Users module can I do that directly?  If I need a new overriding module how do you go about that? 

 

Thanks

May 29, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Edited May 29, 2011 at 12:43 PM

It's best to do it in your own module or theme. If you customize a module directly then your changes might get overwritten in the future when that module is updated!

Normally to override a template just copy it into your module or theme under the same folder. However there might be issues with overriding EditorTemplates since theming is handled differently in Dashboard.