How to change built in BuddyPress verbiage
If you’re like me and really like customizing BuddyPress to fit your needs, then sometimes the built in BuddyPress verbiage might not fit for your particular website. Maybe you need to rename “Wire” to “Wall” or you don’t like that avatars are called “Avatars” and want to rename them “Profile Pictures,” well it’s actually way easier to do than you’d think and it doesn’t involve modifying ANY core files at all…
If your sites native language is English, then in your bp-languages folder all you need is a buddypress-es_US.po file. Then, use your favorite po/mo editor to change the text that you want changed, save the file, and upload it to your site.
That’s right; WordPress, bbPress, and BuddyPress all allow you to do this. So if you don’t like some of the hard-coded verbiage that any of the platforms use, you can change it simply by modifying your own languages po/mo file.
You could go nuts with this method, and create an English/Pig-latin translation. Klingon? Sure! Pirate English? Go right ahead! Start with English and change it up however you wish.
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