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Need help changing what my site names “members”, please help i’m so frustrated.

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    @brlc

    I have a sports site with buddy press and i want the site to refer to “members” as “players” instead, i’ve already changed the slug name but it only changes the url. I need everything else on the site to change to “players” especially the members tab?

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    LPH2005
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    @lph2005

    The fastest way I’ve found is to open the header.php file in your child theme and modify the text with the line for members.

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    @brlc

    That worked thank you so much, do you know how to change where it says “Member Directory” and “all Members” on the member search page?

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    t.sjogren
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    @tsjogren

    Hi.
    The right way to do this (as i have heard)
    http://codex.buddypress.org/how-to-guides/customizing-labels-messages-and-urls/
    If you use this method you have full control over styling and it works perfect.
    @mikepratt gave this tips in this presentation that i think is a awesome. Check it out here

    http://mikepratt.tv/2010/03/dfw-wordpress-meetup-buddypress-social-networking-in-box/

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    @paulhastings0

    I’ll confirm that using a custom language file is the correct to do it. It’ll save you a ton of headaches and pain. It’s actually fairly simple. Just read the documentation. :)

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    t.sjogren
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    @tsjogren

    I´m working on a translation to Swedish for BuddyPress right now, and use the language-file for this.

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    @brlc

    Thank you all for your advice, i’m goin to try it later i think i can figure it out now.

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    @commentluv

    this was just what I was looking for!

    I added my own .mo file to change the way the word ‘members’ was written and also added the BP_MEMBERS_SLUG define in wp-config.php and it was effective over the whole site, even in places where I’d not noticed the word ‘members’ .

    big thanks!

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    @commentluv

    I spoke too soon here, all the references to ‘members’ have changed to my new value ‘voggers’ but when I click on a user, it shows it should go to domain.com/voggers/username but when i click on it, it just goes to the home page. I can go to domain.com/voggers/ and it shows the list, it’s just the individual members page that wont work.

    any help:?

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    peterverkooijen
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    @peterverkooijen

    Perhaps you have to make a manual edit in .htaccess?

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    Andy Bailey
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    @commentluv

    I think this was to do with upgrading to 1.2.5

    I downgraded back to 1.2.4.1 and was able to see domain.com/voggers/username again .

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