I'm running Joomla 3.4.8 and I want to add some informational text on the registration form.

Here was my plan:

  1. Add a new Language Override, REGISTER_NOTE1, with the text I want to display.
  2. Find where the COM_USERS_REGISTER_REQUIRED was being rendered and display my override in a similar fashion after copying the file to a template override.

The problem is I can't find where COM_USERS_REGISTER_REQUIRED is being rendered.

I expected it in components/com_users/views/registration/tmpl/default.php but I didn't find it there.

I have read everything I can find googling for answers. Any help would be appreciated.

1 Answer 1


You can find this string in this file - /components/com_users/models/forms/registration.xml

I hope it will help you :)

  • That is specifically what I was looking for. I wasn't looking in "models" due to previous posts on the internet that indicated the file would be "default.php". I have learned something! Thank you. Jan 15, 2016 at 12:39
  • I'm glad it helped you :) please accept the answer so that it can also help others :)
    – Joomler
    Jan 15, 2016 at 19:09

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