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Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by gofer123 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:41 pm

Hi all,
Been searching for an answer for this but no luck, I'm trying to add additional text to the email that is automatically generated when the administrator creates a new user/registered. Currently it looks like this;

Hello Joe Bloggs,


You have been added as a User to ACME by an Administrator.

This email contains your username and password to log in to https://www.acme.co.nz/

Username: joe
Password: xyz


Please do not respond to this message as it is automatically generated and is for information purposes only.


Joomla 3.7.3
template protostar
I would also like to have the link go to a particular page rather than the home page.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by ranwilli » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:14 am

Don't HACK the Joomla! core, Instead "Extend" and/or "Override."
Stay ON the update path.
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by gofer123 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:18 am

Thanks but I have copied the template, with a unique name

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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by sozzled » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:39 am

Create a language override (Administrator site) for PLG_USER_JOOMLA_NEW_USER_EMAIL_BODY

Change this as you feel is appropriate to your own circumstances.
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by gofer123 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:19 am

Thanks for the reply sozzled, "PLG_USER_JOOMLA_NEW_USER_EMAIL_BODY" in which file do I find this?
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by ranwilli » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:26 am

It's a language override, see (and read) the first link I sent you.
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by gofer123 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:17 am

Thanks ranwilli, I did read that and I know how to create an override but when I try searching in Languages: Edit Override using any of the text that is used in the current email form (please see above) it comes up with no match?
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by ranwilli » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:34 am

Try a "new" override, search for the plugin name sozzled gave you as "constant"
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by gofer123 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:51 am

I tried that, still nothing
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by sozzled » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:15 am

We'll try to explain this very simply for you.
  1. Go to Extensions » Language(s) » Overrides
  2. Select "English (GB) - Administrator" in the Filter: (left hand side of the page)
  3. Click New on the top of the page; a new page will appear.
  4. Go to the Search the text you want to change area on the right hand side of the page.
  5. Select Search For = Constant. (below the Search button).
  6. Type the following text in the Search text box

    Code: Select all

    PLG_USER_JOOMLA_NEW_USER_EMAIL_BODY
  7. When the existing language constant's value appears in the Search Results, click the returned result to populate the form fields.
  8. Make your changes to the Text and click Save and Close at the top of the page.
  9. Your new language override has been created and saved.
I suspect you skipped step 2.
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Re: Changing the text in the email to a new user

Post by gofer123 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:21 am

Many thanks sozzled, I was not selecting the admin option in the overrides, fixed now.
Much appreciated
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