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I'd like to make some changes to the plugin to integrate it better into my site.
Could anyone point me in the right direction?
-customise the right hand column fields in each page; Publisher, Editor, Available, ISBN etc and perhaps add or remove fields.
Any help is appreciated!http://www.tasteoftango.co.uk/tastes/
Customizing a plugin, any plugin, is a lot of work. You basically have to make a copy of the plugin, rename it, and modify it to make your own custom version. If you customize a plugin without renaming it, the next time there is an update, all of your customizations will be lost.
The Genesis Author Pro plugin has 5 templates that you could copy into your child theme directory and possibly modify them to provide some of the functionality you want. Other than that, unless you're a highly skilled PHP developer, or have the budget to pay a skilled developer, there's not a lot you can do to customize the plugin the way you want. When I say budget, it could easily cost you upwards of $2,000USD for someone to spend the time modifying the plugin. It's not the kind of help you'll be able to get from a community volunteer based forum.
You can't modify the default functionality of a plugin unless it includes filters which can be used in a child theme.
I had to take some time and change course, but your advice helped me alot. Thanks again Victor & Brad.
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