When a customer registers for an account that requires manual activation, they see the message "This account is not activated". How can I edit that message? I have been unable to find the file that contains that message.

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You could create/edit theme translate file: app/design/[area]/[package]/[theme]/locale/[language_code]/translate.csv (e.g. app/design/frontend/default/default/locale/en_US/translate.csv) and put there this row:

"This account is not activated", "Whatever you want..."


It seems you override below controller:


Just find the controller file AccountController.php in local or community codepool & edit the message.

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