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Re-Naming "Manufacturers"


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I'm working on my first installation for a bookstore, but this applies to several other installations as well. I'd like to change the word "manufacturers" so that customers would see "Publishers" instead. It doesn't matter if OSC still needs to "think" of them as manufacturers. It's just the user experience I'd like to adjust. How difficult would this be to accomplish. I can think of a few files to change, but am not sure what a complete list would look like.


Thanks in advance,



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Theres no easy way around it as manufacturer(s) is used in several areas of OSC ... not including any mods added.


You`ll have to open every file in:







and do a search in your favourite editor for manufacturer and the plural manufacturer's. Or use the admin File Manager utility.


change each word to Publisher or however it should be. You may also have to change certain sentence structures or paragragh wording etc.



One nice thing though is that you do not have to edit any of the main catalog or admin directory files. They should be alright if they have been coded to OSC language standards.


If you use langauges other than English you'll have to translate them to.

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In includes/languages/english.php find the following


define('BOX_HEADING_MANUFACTURERS', 'Manufacturers');


Change it to read...


define('BOX_HEADING_MANUFACTURERS', 'Publishers');







Mark A Reynolds

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