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Editing text on log-in page

 
Simon Ray
Editing text on log-in page
by Simon Ray - Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 5:15 PM

Hi all

 

Can anyone direct me to where I go to edit the text a user/guest see's on the login page?  Specifically the text about first time here...

 

Cheers

Simon

Ciaran Irvine (Core Developer)
Re: Editing text on log-in page
by Ciaran Irvine (Core Developer) - Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 6:53 PM

Hi Simon,

When logged in as an administrator, on the home page there should be an Administration block on the left.

Administration -> Front Page Settings -> Turn editing on

You should then see a pencil icon that you click to edit the section summary text blocks, and can also add/edit resources and activities on the front page. In addition there are further options in Administration -> Front page settings -> Edit settings such as a front page summary and various information blocks that can be added to the front page.

Simon Ray
Re: Editing text on log-in page
by Simon Ray - Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:05 PM

Hi Ciaran

Once I've logged in, I can't find where to edit the text on the log-in page...it's not part of the Front page, it's the page before that, where you log in or create new account...

Ciaran Irvine (Core Developer)
Re: Editing text on log-in page
by Ciaran Irvine (Core Developer) - Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:38 PM

Ah! Sorry. Yes that is a language string. It looks like someone has already previously made a local language customisation as your text is different from the default.

 

Go to Site Administration -> Language -> Language customisation

Open the English language pack for customisation

In "Show strings of these components" select moodle.php

There are two strings, the title "Is this your first time here?" has the string identifier "firsttime" and the body text is in string identifier "loginsteps". So you can search for those using the "String identifier" box, and change them to whatever you want.

Tom Ireland
Group Totara
Re: Editing text on log-in page
by Tom Ireland - Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 5:00 AM

Hi, Simon

In addition to Ciaran's note about updating the language string for "Is this your first time here?", if you want to change the login instructions via the user interface, go to Site administration > Plugins > Authentication > Manage authentication and enter your login instructions in the Instructions box.

You still need to edit the language string if you want to change the "Is this your first time here?" login instruction title.

Hope that helps!

Cheers.

Tom

Simon Ray
Re: Editing text on log-in page
by Simon Ray - Thursday, 30 April 2015, 2:56 PM

Hi Guys...

Tom, that is exactly what I wanted, thanks!  I knew it had to be somewhere, I was just looking in all the wrong places.

Ciaran, thanks also.

 

Simon

Bridget O'Keefe
Re: Editing text on log-in page
by Bridget O'Keefe - Thursday, 14 October 2021, 12:41 PM

Is there a way to remove that text and not have any text or put an image in it's place?