I just need to change one string which is hardcoded (this was surprise for me) in

vendor/magento/module-catalog/Controller/Adminhtml/Product/Attribute/Save.php ,

in execute() method:

 $this->messageManager->addSuccess(__('You saved the product attribute.'));

I must change 'You saved the product attribute.' to another text with plugins/rewrites. As far as I know, the plugin can change only arguments' values or return value. If I will use extending the class, I can just overwrite the method, but then I have to copy-paste all the method's code.

Is there a better way to change this one string?

  • You want to change the only message You saved the product attribute?
    – Keyur Shah
    Jan 11, 2018 at 20:27
  • @KeyurShah Yes, you're right
    – Audiophile
    Jan 11, 2018 at 20:35

1 Answer 1


To translate the text you can use translation feature of Magento2. If you are using custom theme then you just need to create en_US.csv (I am assuming you have this locale If you have different then you can create different csv i.e for German(de_DE.csv)).


In this CSV file, you need to write like this,

"You saved the product attribute.","Your custom message here"

Then just execute

php bin/magento s:s:d and clear your cache php bin/magento c:f

  • Thank you. I understand that translations are the best way to change string. But accroding to my test task I need to do this with plugins or rewrites. Do you mean that this methods a-priory are terrible/overkill for such purposes?
    – Audiophile
    Jan 11, 2018 at 20:59
  • It's always best practice to use translation feature to just change the text. plugins/rewrites is used when you need to change logic at code level or you need to add some new feature :) @Audiophile
    – Keyur Shah
    Jan 11, 2018 at 21:03
  • This doesn't work... The string remains the same.
    – Audiophile
    Jan 14, 2018 at 8:41
  • You're wrong, the i18n folder must be put in the module's folder, not theme's
    – Audiophile
    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:04
  • No, you can also put in your module folder :) Please try it It works @Audiophile
    – Keyur Shah
    Jan 14, 2018 at 9:13

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