In the 'first time here' page (new user) I have used multilang spans like this <span lang="fr" class="multilang">, but all spans are shown, not just the one in the proper language
the new visitor is able to choose a language but a button in the top right, and the GUI changes language, but not the instructions in the right frame
ok I dared to do that....
and I've got the result I wanted
thank you Helen
Cheers to Koen
I had the same problem as Hiram - I was using multllang tags in the "First time here" instructions and both EN and FR texts were showing. I followed the instructions you pointed to re. language pack string customization, and now nothing is displayed at all.
I also deleted the login text from the Manage authentications area in Plugins, as I figured this would cause some sort of conflict of strings...
We're using Moodle 3.3 with Boost theme.
Any help is appreciated.
As you have provided instructions via language customisation, please double-check that the auth_instructions field is completely empty. If you are using a text editor, you will need to click the HTML button (</>) to see the code view and delete any HTML such as a br tag left there, then save changes.
That was an excellent thing to check, but the field was in fact completely empty of any HTML. Still getting no display of either of the language strings in the logon box.
Pesky little problem...
I realize now that in fact, the instructions field in Manage Authentications should NOT be empty when language customization is used for the "firsttime" string.
When I added a hyphen character, the custom language strings from the language pack displayed properly.
thanks again for your help!