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SMF Support => SMF 2.1.x Support => Topic started by: alice727 on April 14, 2019, 02:47:03 PM

Title: How do I edit the welcome and email messages?
Post by: alice727 on April 14, 2019, 02:47:03 PM
I can't find where to edit the welcome message on the home page or the email messages.  I am using the SNF 2.1 version.  Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: HOW DO I EDIT THE WELCOME AND EMAIL MESSAGES
Post by: m4z on April 14, 2019, 03:05:22 PM
(I'm not very experienced with SMF, so better wait for somebody more qualified to give you a better answer. ;))

I don't know what you mean by "welcome message", my forum doesn't seem to have such a thing. Or are you referring to the top-right mini news headline? Or are you asking if a welcome message can be displayed at all?

Regarding your second question: From looking at the admin interface, I would assume it currently isn't possible to change the Mail templates (or it's very hard to find).
Title: Re: HOW DO I EDIT THE WELCOME AND EMAIL MESSAGES
Post by: kruimeltje on April 14, 2019, 04:10:58 PM
You mean the "welcome to my community please sign in or sign up"?
This will change once you changed your forum title. Admin > maintenance > server settings.

Not sure, but I believe there is also a news header in the upper right corner.
You can edit this: Admin > News

Not sure about the welcome emails, but I think you can edit them in the language files. Themes/default/languages.

Title: Re: HOW DO I EDIT THE WELCOME AND EMAIL MESSAGES
Post by: br360 on April 14, 2019, 05:05:13 PM
If you are talking about the message a new member gets emailed saying something like:

 'Welcome to {FORUMNAME}';
 'Thank you for registering at {FORUMNAME}. Your username is {USERNAME}. If you forget your password, you can reset it by visiting {FORGOTPASSWORDLINK}.


You can edit that in your: Themes/default/ languages/EmailTemplates.english.php
Title: Re: How do I edit the welcome and email messages?
Post by: m4z on April 15, 2019, 05:22:15 PM
As @Sesquipedalian pointed out to me in another thread, the mail templates can be edited: Go to Administration Center ►  Languages ►  Edit Languages ► Edit ► in the "Edit Language Entries" section at the bottom, select "Email Templates".