Use the Joomla Language Manager to Modify Joomla Text

Joomla 2.5 has a great new feature: Language Override. Language Override allows you to search for and modify Joomla language. For example, if you want to change the field names on the contact form, you can use the Language Manager to search for and change the text.

Important: The advantage of using Language Override instead of directly editing the Joomla language files is that the overrides will not be overwritten when you upgrade Joomla or a Joomla Extension.

To modify Joomla Language:

  1. From the Joomla Administrator screen, select Extensions > Language Manager.
    Joomla displays the Language Manager Screen.
  2. Click Overrides.
    Joomla displays the Overrides screen.
  3. Click New.
    Joomla displays the Edit Override screen.
  4. In the search field, enter the screen word you want to replace and click Search. For example, I want to replace the Name field on the contact page.
    The search results are displayed below.