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Changing the terms (e.g. institution, group, student)

Dominic King's profile picture
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29 April 2015, 10:06 PM


I'm currently developing a Mahara site for an organisation and they want to change the key names of things to something else (e.g. what Mahara calls an "institution", they want to call a "section". Does anyone know how I can do this?

Thanks! :)

Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
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03 May 2015, 9:24 PM

Hello Dominic,

The best thing to do would be to create your own local language pack so that any terms that you change aren't overwritten when you update your site.

There is more information about the local folder at and local strings in particular at

Roger from Solent University gave a workshop recently at Mahara Hui in which he walked participants through the creation of a local lang folder. You might find his explanations useful as well:




Dominic King's profile picture
Posts: 6

25 June 2015, 12:25 AM

Thanks Kristina! That's really helpful.

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