Is it possible to rewrite protected method like this in helpers?

class Fishpig_Wordpress_Helper_Filter extends Fishpig_Wordpress_Helper_Abstract
    protected function _applyShortcodes(&$content, $object, $context) {
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    No, it breaks oop concept then. Dec 3, 2014 at 7:33
  • Iam not sure this works but once have a try by looking at this link1 and link2advice to maintain a backup.
    – dh47
    Dec 3, 2014 at 7:49
  • oh sorry.protected method can accessed by inherited class. Dec 3, 2014 at 8:18

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If you're creating a subclass of Fishpig_Wordpress_Helper_Filter, yes - the subclass can override a protected method http://php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.visibility.php


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