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[Resolved] How to customize register-page

  • inge12


    WordPress 3.5.1.
    Theme Weaver II Pro 1.3.8
    Buddypress 1.72
    Also use WangGuard plugin:

    I created a page in my WordPress blog ( for Buddypress registration, and I added the shortcode [register-page] (It seemed like it ought to be valid. 😉 So where do I find a list of valid shortcodes for Buddypress??) Attempting to access the page directly yields a page-not-found error. However, it comes up when a user clicks on “Register” on the front page.

    However, the content on the page I created gets totally overlooked and standard registration form content appears instead.

    I see this in the Source for the page:
    <div class="entry-content cf">
    <div id="buddypress">

    <div class="page" id="register-page">

    <form action="" name="signup_form" id="signup_form" class="standard-form" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">

    <p>Registering for this site is easy, just fill in the fields below and we'll get a new account set up for you in no time.</p>

    I would like to know precisely where to find the form to edit the paragraph beginning with "Registering ..." (I don't want to use a plugin for that).

    There's much else I would like to do, but editing that one paragraph would be a good start.

    Any help would be much appreciated. :) (I'm quite inexperienced re Buddypress. Trying to learn ...)

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  • aces




    Thanks for the useful links. I may have need for the info going on. (I’m bookmarking the pages.)

    However, it still doesn’t answer my question of where to find the sign-up form. It seems like that’s what I need to modify to change/add information to this paragraph:

    Registering for this site is easy, just fill in the fields below and we’ll get a new account set up for you in no time.

    Or maybe I’m just too inexperienced to see the obvious?

    (By the way, my previous post was formatted strangely, seeing all the code was enclosed in ... )




    WordPress and buddypress use a system of language files which can be edited with a special editor such as poedit. Although there is a bit of a learing curve it should be easier than editing individual text strings…

    The sentence you refer to is found in the buddypress.pot language file. see : – This core file should not be edited. The first link explains what should be done instead.

    The 2nd link was if you wanted to change a ‘slug’….



    @aces this may be a dumb Q, why do you need poedit? why can’t you just edit via notepad++ or some other text editor and change, for example:

    line 5560: msgid ” Friendship could not be requested.”


    line 5560: msgid ” Friendship could not be sent.”




    When a new version of BuddyPress is released and you decide to upgrade, you’ll lose all of the changes you’ve made to BuddyPress core files. Poedit enables you to change labels, URLs and text without editing any BuddyPress core files so you are free to upgrade painlessly each time a new version of the software is released.



    @aces and @ synaptic
    Thank you so much for your helpful replies!



    I did not find any text as “Registering for this site is easy, just fill in the fields below and we’ll get a new account set up for you in no time.” in POT file.. plz help what to do to change the mentioned text above..





    you jumped into a topic marked as resolved 14 mounth ago ! Please open a new one and indicate your theme, the language you use and where you pick up the translation.

    Topic is now closed.

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