How do I edit the membership registration form?

I would like to edit the intro text on the registration form that is automatically added. I’ve tried to edit the register.php file that ships with Buddypress but I have a feeling the Membership plugin is overriding the form.

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hey Operapreneur.

    Hope you’re doing well today and thanks for the question :slight_smile:

    The Registration form is added to an actual page -“Register” if it’s the default page. You should be able to go into your page listing and fine the page, then edit it there – anything you add there will show up above the Select a Subscription text.

    To edit the text below that, you will need to go into the subscription.form.php file and you can find that: membershipmembershipincludesincludes

    There is also member.form there as well.

    Hope that helps! Let me know if you still have further questions here.



    Hope that helps!

  • Operapreneur
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Thanks for the info Tyler. That will come in handy but it’s not what I was looking for, I should have been more specific.

    I’m talking about the registration before the membership forms. It’s the WP/BP form that includes the “Account Details” and “Profile Details.”

    I can’t seem to get rid of the text “Registering for this site is easy, just fill in the fields below and we’ll get a new account set up for you in no time.”

    I thought if I deleted it from the register.php file in my theme folder it would remove it, but it’s still there.

    Any pointers are much appreciated. Thanks!

  • Tyler Postle
    • CGO

    Hey Operapreneur,

    Sorry about that! I should have read that more clearly. I was a bit stumped on that one at first too :p

    I did however find it, you can edit the text in this file:


    Best way to look for text like this is to open up the language file, then search it for the phrase or part of the phrase :slight_smile: you can even edit the language file itself if you like, that will change the text. Using a program like poedit. Here’s a post we have on translating plugins:

    In this case, instead of translating, it’s more like just swapping text.

    Anyways, posted that just in-case you’re interested :slight_smile:

    Have a great weekend!



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