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Customise the Login Form

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Community Member, 29 Posts

30 August 2008 at 12:33pm

I'm looking for something which I thought would be simple.
The login form labels the Username textbox as "Email"
but my users *don't* use an email for their access ID, .. and are easily confused by this.
Were do I modify the label in the form?
(I would like to change the "Email & Password" label in the tab as well)


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

30 August 2008 at 10:26pm

for the tab see the get_name() function in sapphire/security/memberauthenicator.php and also see MemberLoginForm.php for the label text.


Community Member, 29 Posts

3 September 2008 at 12:23am

... care to be a little less vague?
Not being a gun on OOP, I can't seem to pin down exactly *where* in MemberLoginForm.php the label strings are declared.


Community Member, 46 Posts

3 September 2008 at 3:43am

Hi Bruce,

Not sure if this is the preferred way to make your changes, but you can edit the labels in your language file. For example in lang/en_US.php

You can edit the following...

437       $lang['en_US']['Member']['EMAIL'] = array(
	     'Email', //change your Email Label Here
481      $lang['en_US']['MemberAuthenticator']['TITLE'] = 'E-mail  & Password';
            //your tab label

Hope that helps some.

Matt Hardwick

Community Member, 61 Posts

4 September 2008 at 9:49am

I am using the External Authenticator module, so don't use the default login tab, is there a way to remove the default tab safely?

Matt Hardwick

Community Member, 61 Posts

5 September 2008 at 1:28am

Lancer told me where it was in an email;

You can edit out Authenticator:: stuff in /sapphire/_config.php


Community Member, 29 Posts

6 September 2008 at 12:29pm

Editing the language file did the job!
(I scanned thru that earlier, but missed the entry ... bugger)
... and thanks for showing the line numbers in your example .. it helped quickly find the offeding entry. :-)

Also, I actually removed the tab at the top of the form by removing the auth_openid directory, thus suppressing displaying *any* tabs.