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WP User – change "is available to members only."

Posted: November 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm


November 14, 2015 at 4:29 pm

We are using the WP user add-on to qualify the attendees for different tickets..

I wanted to know if anybody can give me guidance on changing the message it says on the ticket selector. It seems that by default it says: “XYZ (for $$) is available to members only.”

We would like to change the “is available to members only.” to something that makes more sense to our users, so something like “is only available to registered scholars.”

Any guidance on how to get this done would be greatly appreciated!
– Freddys


  • Support Staff

November 16, 2015 at 2:42 am

Hi Freddys,

One way to edit that string is to translate it using a custom function. You can find an example here:

I’ve put together the function for you here:

//* Please do NOT include the opening php tag, except of course if you're starting with a blank file
function mycustom_filter_gettext( $translated, $original, $domain ) {
    // This is an array of original strings
    // and what they should be replaced with
    $strings = array(
        'The %1$s%2$s%3$s%4$s  is available to members only. %5$s' => 'The %1$s%2$s%3$s%4$s  is only available to registered scholars. %5$s',
        // Add some more strings here
    // See if the current string is in the $strings array
    // If so, replace its translation
    if ( isset( $strings[$original] ) ) {
        // This accomplishes the same thing as __()
        // but without running it through the filter again
        $translations = get_translations_for_domain( $domain );
        $translated = $translations->translate( $strings[$original] );
    return $translated;
add_filter( 'gettext', 'mycustom_filter_gettext', 10, 3 );

Which will change the text to look like this –

You can place that function within your themes functions.php file although I recommend creating a Site Specific Plugin and adding this to that.


November 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm

This worked perfectly. Thank you so much for your response. Great support!


  • Support Staff

November 23, 2015 at 4:18 am

You’re most welcome 🙂

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