I am working with EE1.14 and I am using custom package based on rwd theme.

I want to change "Description" tab title but no luck.

I was using in app/design/frontend/my_package/theme/layout/local.xml

    <reference name="product.info">
        <action method="setTitle" translate="value"><value>Cru Notes</value></action>

I searched everywhere before I asked question, and couldn't find an answer.

Thank you

  • What did you put in your local.xml? Nov 20, 2014 at 18:25
  • I edit the question, sorry
    – iva
    Nov 20, 2014 at 19:05

3 Answers 3


ok, at the end it was easy.

I created translate.csv file in:


and I just added this line:


hope this helps :)


It is pretty easy to change the title of description tab if you are using theme based on rwd. Follow below steps to do so:

1) Goto app/design/frontend/YOURTHEMEPACKAGE/default/layout/catalog.xml

2) search for below code somewhere near line 200

<block type="catalog/product_view_description" name="product.description" as="description" template="catalog/product/view/description.phtml">
                    <action method="addToParentGroup"><group>detailed_info</group></action>
                    <action method="setTitle" translate="value"><value>Description</value></action>

3) Replace the name "Description" in between <value> tab of <action method="setTitle"> to your desired name.

  • thanks for this, I prefer my solution with only small change in translate.csv file. I don't like copying all the xml files in my theme layout folder. I like to have there just local.xml and custom xml connected with custom modules.
    – iva
    Nov 21, 2014 at 11:15

I try to Find Any Solution But I do not get Any solution from layout to handle the Description Tab.

This is not standard Solution, So I try to Fix through view.phtml of My theme file. app\design\frontend\rwd\default\template\catalog\product\view.phtml line no 170

 <?php $this->getChild('description')->setData('title','My Custom Description Tab'); ?>

before tab functionlaity.

OR You Can Also Use this Tag in Local.xml File of Your theme.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<layout version="0.1.0">
<catalog_product_view translate="label">
<reference name="product.info">
     <remove name="product.description"/>
     <block type="catalog/product_view_description" before="product.attributes" name="my.product.description" as="description" template="catalog/product/view/description.phtml">
        <action method="addToParentGroup"><group>detailed_info</group></action>
        <action method="setTitle" translate="value"><value>My Description</value></action>



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