Re: current bbpress support forum template – time for update?
The difference between actions and filters is unclear. In principle, filters are supposed to let you modify data and actions give you a chance to respond to events. This is reflected most in the fact that with a filter, you have to return some data which will be used instead of the data given to you in the first place. For actions, you don’t.
The syntax is this:
do_action('action_name', [$argument1, [$argument 2 [...]]]);
apply_filters('filter_name', [$argument1, [$argument 2 [...]]]);
I don’t recommend making changes to the core, of course. But if you have to, you would change the last line of topic_time() from this:
echo _bb_time_function_return( $time, $args );
echo apply_filters('template_time', _bb_time_function_return( $time, $args ));
and then change the line in the plugin further up to this:
add_filter('template_time', 'freshness_latestlink', 101);
taking out the
// that comment it out. Also, I’m not sure what topic_class*() is?
But yeah, don’t modify the core. Much better to stick to the template change from above.