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How to edit menu's and overall frontpage

edited May 2009 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I'm completely new to vanilla and know very little php and css. I would like to change the menu items, like for example. It says "Start new discussion", "Categories", etc. I want to change those to say something different. I'm kind of creating a blog type site out of this and need to be able to change certain stuff. What are the main php files to change this?


  • You need to modify "definitions.php" in this path: root\languages\English and search for $Context->Dictionary['StartANewDiscussion'] = 'Start a new discussion'; (your example). The part of the code to change is the second one (not the one between the square brackets). It becomes $Context->Dictionary['StartANewDiscussion'] = 'say yours!!!';
  • Making changes to the wording is fairly simple. Documentation on the way @Phebo describes can be found here: vanilla:administrators:languages.

    Other changes require a little more than basic knowledge of PHP.
  • In Vanilla 2, it didn't work for me until I enabled the Locales Addon.
  • @xj26 - What file did you change?
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