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For a project I'm working on, I want to change the labels of the 'Nickname' and 'Biographical Info' fields on edit profile (user-edit.php) page in the dashboard. I still want to use those fields as they are, I only want to change the labels. Anyone know of a function that can do this?

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Every string goes through translate(), which uses the gettext filter. This mean you can try something like this:

add_filter( 'gettext', 'wpse6096_gettext', 10, 2 );
function wpse6096_gettext( $translation, $original )
{
    if ( 'Nickname' == $original ) {
        return 'Funny name';
    }
    if ( 'Biographical Info' == $original ) {
        return 'Resume';
    }
    return $translation;
}

It's probably even more efficient if you only call the add_filter when you are on the user-edit.php page (see the admin_head-user-edit.php hook or something like that).

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I am late with answer, but here is my take anyway. Slight differences and that selective filter add.

add_action('admin_head-user-edit.php', 'setup_user_edit');

function setup_user_edit() {

    add_filter('gettext', 'change_profile_labels');
}

function change_profile_labels($input) {

    if ('Nickname' == $input)
        return 'Nickname replacement';

    if ('Biographical Info' == $input)
        return 'Biographical Info replacement';

    return $input;
}
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  • Thanks! This works...almost. It changes the labels when an admin is viewing another user but it doesn't change the labels when a user is editing their own profile. Is there a different function to use other than 'admin_head-user-edit.php' Dec 31, 2010 at 20:34
  • @John Chandler admin_head-user-edit.php is not a function, but hook with dynamically generated name. So if you want this to run on more pages, hook it to more admin_head-hooks, appending suffixes accordingly.
    – Rarst
    Dec 31, 2010 at 20:55
  • Thx. Still getting used to work with functions and learning all the language. Dec 31, 2010 at 21:40
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    You'll want admin_head-profile.php as well.
    – MarcGuay
    Jan 8, 2019 at 19:21

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