Modify Multisite Registration Form

Anyone know where I can find the wp-signup.php HTML form elements? I need to change the wording displayed on this page.


  • Michelle Shull

    Hi, mindspark!

    1. Editing core files is strongly, strongly discouraged by us and by the WP community at large, because it can cause unexpected consequences down the road, in addition to requiring constant vigilance on your part to make sure you re-add those changes each time WordPress updates. I speak from experience when I say that stops being fun around the second time you make the edit. :slight_smile:

    B. There's a better way, if you just need to make a simple text change. Use a translation file, or, even simpler, use the text change function in Ultimate Branding. Translation files are separate from other core files, so they're safe from being overwritten when you update core. Ultimate Branding essentially creates a translation file for you when you use the site-wide text change add on. Check it out - it might make your life way simpler, at least for today. :slight_smile:

    Thanks for your question!

  • Timothy Bowers

    Hey there,

    Hope you're well.

    The Ultimate Branding plugin has a feature called text change, this lets you target text and use something in it's place. It's suitable for making a small number of changes through our your site.

    Another option is to copy the wp-signup.php form, create a custom template:

    Update the code to reference the new location, and then direct all traffic to this custom signup pages rather than the default one. Although a little more tricky, this would probably be my preference if I doing the job.

    The other translation option Michelle mentioned is also known as a locale, it's basically a localised translation and works just the same as if you were going from English to Spanish, except obviously you'd be going to different version of the same language in this instance.

    Hope this helps, if you need anything else then please let me know.

    Have a fantastic weekend! :slight_smile:

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