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How do I change the default Welcome Message? 
 
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I can’t find the file that maintains this value.

Also, if anyone can advise me on how to place a background image in the header for the default theme/template? I am getting a left, top and bottom buffer, which prevents me from having the header be just one large image.

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For changing the Default Welcome Message: look at the admin, system, design, header, welcome message.

yourdomain.com/index.php/admin/system_config/edit/section/design/

 
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Any body know where to edit the logged in welcome message?

I would like to change “Welcome [User Name]” to “Welcome Capt. [User Name]”

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The logged in welcome message is in this file:

app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Header.php

Kind regards
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I did exactly as the previous post says..

“For changing the Default Welcome Message: look at the admin, system, design, header, welcome message.

yourdomain.com/index.php/admin/system_config/edit/section/design/ “

It looks changed to me..  yet every time I go to my main web page..  I’m still seeing the same “Default Welcome Msg”

Please help!  What am I doing wrong?

 
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If you have changed it correctly then make sure your Cache is turned off or refreshed after.  It’s always a good idea to turn off your Cache when you are modifying files.

 
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For changing the Default Welcome Message: look at the admin, system, design, header, welcome message.

When I go to Admin > System > Design there is no header or welcome message option.  (See attached.)

What am I overlooking?  I need to change the default welcome message.

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Try Admin, Design, Header, Welcome Message ...

 
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Try Admin, Design, Header, Welcome Message ...

Thanks norbolig, but in my 1.1.8 installation I don’t have a “Design” menu in my admin console.  There is a “Design” submenu under “System” but there’s nothing further.  See the screen shot in my previous post.

What am I missing?

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Okay, now I understand.

Don’t chose System -> Design

but

System -> Setup (the last choice on the list - I don¨t have the english name in front of me so it might be called something else).
From the Setup meny, you choose Design -> Header. And here you will find the Welcome Message.

I am sorry about the incorrect explanation above.

 
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Hi norbolig,

I found it.  It’s under Admin > System > Configuration > Design > Header > Welcome Text.

Thanks for turning on the lights.  grin

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Hi - I would like to add a background color to the text of the welcome message.

I have managed to do so on the shop access links but cannot seem to do so within the CSS file on the Welcome Message. Can anyone provide advice on this please?

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LisaPrzy - 19 August 2008 06:45 AM

The logged in welcome message is in this file:

app/code/core/Mage/Page/Block/Html/Header.php

Kind regards
Lisa

Hi, I know this is kind of old, but can you tell me how to edit this so that there is a logout link next to it?

Here’s the code you mentioned, but I can’t seem to edit it..

public function getWelcome()
    
{
        
if (empty($this->_data['welcome'])) {
            
if (Mage::app()->isInstalled() && Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn()) {
                $this
->_data['welcome'$this->__('Welcome, %s!'Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getName()); 
            
else {
                $this
->_data['welcome'Mage::getStoreConfig('design/header/welcome');
            
}
        }

        
return $this->_data['welcome'];
    
}

 
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Here’s the right way to do this:

Login to Admin

System > Configuration > General > Design(Tab on the Left) > Header (Tab) > Welcome Text (Change it)

You are done.

Cheers! cool hmm

 
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hi norbolig,

thankx for ur help.

 
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I do not have header options listed under System --> Configuration --> General --> Design.  The only ones that are there are Package, themes, Product Image Watermarks, and Pagination.  How do i get this to appear

 
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