I have spend a number of hours trying to figure this out. If I want to change one of the template files, say EventInfo.tpl, but not inside the plugin so updates would not override it. How do I need to do that?

  • @ramesh, Thank you for your answer. I want to just create a custom template folder. I have read that linked content many times. Every time I go set the custom template directory, I get a 'Custom Templates' directory does not exist error, event though the folder does exist. Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 13:10
  • Can you share with us the directory where you placed your 'custom-templates' folder and what you've typed in the field for "Custom Templates" in the Directories screen?
    – RayWright
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 0:14

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If you need to over ride a .tpl you can just do that by creating an extension or by using custom template folder in civicrm

which will be more easier - also, in the time of upgrade you need to compare the file and do the changes

More reading: https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Customize+Built-in,+Profile,+Contribution+and+Event+Registration+Screens



I guess this helps !!!

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