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How to change the “placeholder” text on a Hide My Site login page

In this post, I am going to walk you through the steps involved in changing the “placeholder” text on your Hide My Site login page. By default, the placeholder text is set to read “Password”. For the sake of example, let’s suppose that you want to change that instead to the Spanish word for password, which is Contraseña. This article will teach you how to make that change. Note that you will have to be using Hide My Site premium in order to follow along with this tutorial.

The End Result

Before we start with the steps involved, here’s a look at what we are trying to do:


Step 1. Override the login page template file

For more information on how to override login pages, refer to the section titled “How to override the login page template within your theme folder” on

Step 2. Edit the template file page

For the sake of example, let’s assume you are using the Ice theme for your login page. Open up hmsice.php (if you were using the Iris theme you would open up hmsiris.php, etc…). Find where it says placeholder=”Password” and change that to instead say placeholder=”Contraseña”. If you want to get rid of the placeholder text entirely, you can change this to placeholder=””.

Step 3. Admire your final product


Your new login form placeholder looks perfect for your Spanish-speaking audience. Great job! To learn how to also change the login form images to better suit your desired language, refer to the article How to change the login box language on a Hide My Site login page.

Thanks for taking the time to follow this tutorial. Hope you find it helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or other feedback in the comments.

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Author: justin saad

Justin Saad is first and foremost a husband and a father of four. He is also a web developer and designer who has been making websites for over twenty years. His company is called The Motech Network and his website is In addition to building websites, Justin makes WordPress plugins and likes writing tutorials to help others learn about various aspects of web development.

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