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I would like to replace "Username" in the Wordpress login form with another word. How do I go about doing that?

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You can use the gettext filter:

 * Rename the 'Username' label in wp-login.php
 * @see http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/159507/26350

add_filter( 'wp_login_errors',
    function( $errors )
        add_filter( 'gettext', 'wpse_change_username', 99, 3 );
        return $errors;

function wpse_change_username( $translated_text, $untranslated_text, $domain )
    $old = "Username";
    $new = "Jediname";

    if ( $untranslated_text === $old )
        $translated_text = $new;

    remove_filter( current_filter(), __FUNCTION__ );

    return $translated_text;

where we hook into the wp_login_errors, which is very close to the username input.

Here's a screenshot:



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