Replace BuddyPress Group as Community or something else

For replacing Group with other name like Community, team etc, there is more than one solution.

  1. Update it using Language file
  2. Update it using template override and lot’s of filter
  3. Using ‘gettext’ filter

I prefer to go with ‘gettext’ filter, It is the easiest way to do.

function smartcom_replace_group_labels( $text ) {

   // this code help to replace group label only in frontend
   if ( true === is_admin() ) {
      return $text;

   $text = str_replace( 'Groups', 'Communities', $text );
   $text = str_replace( 'Group', 'Community', $text );
   $text = str_replace( 'groups', 'communities', $text );
   $text = str_replace( 'group', 'community', $text );
   return $text;
add_filter( 'gettext', 'smartcom_replace_group_labels' );
add_filter( 'ngettext', 'smartcom_replace_group_labels' );
add_filter( 'gettext_with_context', 'smartcom_replace_group_labels' );

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