Trying to modify text on the member account activation email on EE3. But it does not accept modification.

I modify /system/ee/legacy/language/english/email_data.php. Whatever I change there I always get the same old/standard text like:

"Thank you for your new member registration."

But that sentence was changed in email_data.php. I use Smart Member Pro. Does that on interfere.

I am confused. What should I do different?

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I am developer of Smart members PRO.

There is maximum 2 emails trigger when new member registers with EE.

1) User – Account activation instructions

2) User – Account validation notification

1) User – Account activation instructions:

This is an instruction email and will trigger only if you make users to self activate there account via email. You can change template of this email from backend: Developer > Template Manager > Email > User – Account activation instructions

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2) User – Account validation notification:

You can change email template of new registrations from backend panel Developer > Add-On Manager > Smart Members Pro Settings.

Let me know if you have any queries for the same.

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    Yes Mufi, this part works. That's after we have activated our account. But before that we get the mentioned email with a link to activate the account. And this email I want to change bits of the text, which doesn't work.. Mar 1, 2018 at 12:10
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    BTW, would be great that activation email could be layouted in your excellent program ;-) Mar 1, 2018 at 12:24
  • I will definitely think about it. Thank you for the suggestion. I have edited my answer. I hope that will help you. Mar 1, 2018 at 12:46
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    Yes. thank you. I was too EE2 oriented and have overseen EE3 new template stuff. Happy now. Mar 1, 2018 at 13:06

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