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Author Topic: How to change the name "Child Boards" to "Sub Forums" or nothing at all.  (Read 5873 times)

Offline LotusJoe

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I am new to Simple Machine Forums. So far it works really well. I have installed version 2.0.2 on my web site. It is a automobile enthusiast forum. How can I change the name of "child boards" to "sub forums" or "sub boards' or nothing at all?

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Hi Joe, welcome to SMF. :)

That was a common request at one time and I'm surprised there's not a mod for this ???

In the Default theme languages folder, open index.{language}.php where {language} is thelanguage you're using. Search the page for "Child boards" and replace the text to what you wish it to show.

Do backup that file before making any changes to it. :)

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S-ace did have a mod called "Rename Child Board | S-Ace" how ever he obviously removed it.
Here is a mod that changes the Child Board to Sub Board.

The advantage with S-Ace's mod is that you can change the name from child board to anything you like in the admin menu.

File attached for S-Ace's mod ;)
If you can't get the mod to work try to emulate a previous version e.g 2.0 RC5, go here for more help.

// Mod removed /Kays
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 04:21:50 PM by Kays »

Offline LotusJoe

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Thank you....it worked perfect.

Hi Joe, welcome to SMF. :)

That was a common request at one time and I'm surprised there's not a mod for this ???

In the Default theme languages folder, open index.{language}.php where {language} is thelanguage you're using. Search the page for "Child boards" and replace the text to what you wish it to show.

Do backup that file before making any changes to it. :)

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Cool glad that did it :)

@Reaper.CSF. I've removed the attached mod from your post as it's unlicensed. That for the thought though. And the confirmation that there was at least one mod which did this. :)

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Oh sorry, I assumed that since he had made the mod and it was in the modifications area that it wouldn't be a problem. :-\
Thanks, I'll keep this in mind for next time ;)

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Re: How to change the name "Child Boards" to "Sub Forums" or nothing at all.
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 07:41:05 AM »
Hi Joe, welcome to SMF. :)

That was a common request at one time and I'm surprised there's not a mod for this ???

In the Default theme languages folder, open index.{language}.php where {language} is thelanguage you're using. Search the page for "Child boards" and replace the text to what you wish it to show.

Do backup that file before making any changes to it. :)

I can't seem to find index.{language}.php - any advice?

Offline Illori

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Re: How to change the name "Child Boards" to "Sub Forums" or nothing at all.
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 07:43:59 AM »
it is in your themes/default/languages folder

also next time please open a separate topic for your issue, this issue belongs to someone else, is a very old topic and is marked solved.

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