Best Answer James B† , 19 June 2013 - 11:36 PM
That's great news the plugin code in the contentbox worked.
Unfortunately you're correct with the page template files, the actual data within those template files pulls the php/code from other files within the framework, depending on what sections are present in the template on the drag and drop page.
If you were to enter custom code directly into the template.php file it could affect the setup of the template and stop any other sections from being pulled in etc. Plus any content you put into those files would be wiped each time you updated the framework, which is why they suggest using hte functions.php of a child theme or the customize plugin as this will be safe from updates as it's outside of the core files.Go to the full post