override the search module to hide a category

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3 weeks 3 days ago #138263 by On Twd
If you have a popular event that you wish users on the waiting list to get first refusal on it would be great to have a hidden category that only users with a link could find.

I do this by creating a "hidden" category then in the search module i modify the following code in
modules/mod_eb_search/mod_eb_search.php
Line 72 Add " ->where('id != 23') " with 23 being the id of the category i dont want to show in the search DD


My question is how do i override this file without modifying the core - i tried the usual copying to the template > html override but it has no effect?

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3 weeks 2 days ago #138274 by Tuan Pham Ngoc
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Hello

Unfortunately, there is no way to override a module file, so if you make that change, you will have to maintain it each time you update to future releases of the extension

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1 week 3 days ago #138634 by On Twd
Thanks for the reply.
Can you update core mod_eb_search to allow for selection / exclusion of categories (much like the menus). This would be a great feature as currently you can have a menu which shows e.g 3 categories but if you have the search mod enabled on that page then users can see other categories too in the DD which you may not wish them to see.

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1 week 3 days ago #138637 by Tuan Pham Ngoc
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Hello

I will monitor customer requests. If there are more customers need it, I will consider supporting it in the future

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