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  • nehal


    hi i am new to buddypress, and i was wondering how to rename header tabs (groups, forums) etc both in wordpress mu and wordpress.

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  • paulhastings0


    You can either edit the header.php file of your theme, or create your own custom language file. I’d probably try the latter:



    Do note though that the custom language solution doesn’t work if you want to customize text only in one place.

    For example, I want to rename ‘Home’ in the Group subnav to ‘Discussion’. Can’t be done using the language file for that would change all occurrences sitewide. I’m still at a loss how to do this, short of redifining bp_get_options_nav() (which I don’t like for other reasons).

    Will D. White


    I know this is an old topic, but its in the top results of Google when trying to find a solution for this.

    So, to help save other people time (who land on this page when Google’ing this situation) here’s the fastest fix I’ve come across so far.

    Create a file called “bp_custom.php”.

    In it add:

    function bbg_change_tabs() {

    global $bp;
    $bp->bp_nav = ‘New Profile Verbiage’;
    $bp->bp_nav = ‘New Activity Verbiage’;
    $bp->bp_nav = ‘New Friends Verbiage’;
    $bp->bp_nav = ‘New Groups Verbiage’;
    add_action( ‘bp_setup_nav’, ‘bbg_change_tabs’, 999 );

    Replace the “New W/e Verbiage” with what you want it to say.
    Double check that BuddyPress forums didn’t change any foot marks to apostrophes.
    Save bp_custom.php and upload the file to /wp-contents/plugins/

    Refresh your page to see if it worked.

    So far it works for me just fine.

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