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Issue with a plugin that uses locate_template()


I’m trying to use a plugin that is calling the following:

 * @return string
function template_include() {
	return locate_template( array( 'page.php', 'single.php', 'index.php' ) );

But because the theme passes everything through the blade files it just returns a white screen for the empty index.php.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get around this?

I wonder if they have a hook at a higher level that could affect this. The locate_template function does not actually include any PHP template files by default. Since the $load argument defaults to false it should just be returning the template file path.

function locate_template( $template_names, $load = false, $require_once = true, $args = array() ) {

    if ( $load && '' !== $located ) {
        load_template( $located, $require_once, $args );

    return $located;

Less ideal idea

If there are no better options, you can just mirror the plugin and make the change. If you’re deploying with bedrock then you could host it on a private repo. This should include some sort of auto-update and notifier for changes.

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