Change "new discussion" label in a SharePoint Discussion Board - Fabian Neve

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Change "new discussion" label in a SharePoint Discussion Board

It is unfortunately not possible to change the "+ new discussion" label out of the box. This wouldn't be a problem if you use this app only as a discussion board. What if you want to have an advanced "News"-Stream, where the readers must be able to comment the news? Or an eBay-like marketplace? Therefore, a "new discussion" wouln't be appropriate, it has to be something like "Create News" or "New Offer".


Herefore you can change the label using JavaScript. Insert a script editor webpart into the Category.aspx page and use following script:



This script was tested with SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016.

Source: StackExchange.com