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How to customize Vanilla

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I want to totally customize the text of my forum. Like for instance when someone click to sign up I would like it to be my own words. Where do I find this information. I would like to change the words "Start a new discussion". and so forth. Jonah


  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    You'll find the definitions in languages/english/definitions.php


    When you find the items you want to change, copy them into your conf/language.php file and edit them there. This way you won't lose your custom settings when upgrades come out (because all files in the conf folder remain intact while all other files are replaced during an upgrade).
  • hey Mark,i've copyed the translated sentences which were in add-on to languages/chinese/definitions.php,but the add-on still show me English not Chinese.

  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Hmmm, which add-on and does that add-on have it's own language strings within it's default.php file?
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Once you copy the language definitions from the addon into your english file, you need to comment out the lines in the addon.

    The reason is because the addon gets parsed after the definitions get loaded and the ones in the addon are overwriting the ones in the definitions file.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Hmmm. Mark, remember my extensions language file idea? Where once an extension gets activated, it appends it's language entries to that file depending on which are available. I think I have an idea on how to plan for localizations regarding this later on but it should hopefully remain simple.
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