Right now (24th Oct, 2019) Divi 4 and WPML are not fully compatible. We’re working with Divi developers to review all problems and handle them. In this post, we list the known issues, so that WPML clients don’t waste time running into problems that we are already aware of.

Known Compatibility Problems Between Divi 4 and WPML

The admin language is being translated, instead of displaying in the original language

For example, you create a French translation and the admin switches to French too. This happens even though you want the admin to remain in English. Divi 4.0 is storing a translated cache locally. This is causing the admin to remain in a translated language.

Language switcher is not saved in Divi’s custom widget area

The Divi 4.0 theme allows you to add widget areas. When WPML’s language switcher widget is added to an area, it isn’t showing on the page. The same problem happens when the WPML -> Languages -> Widget language switcher option is used.

Background images aren’t being translated

Divi 4.0 lets you set an image as the background in a module or row. The original language image is being displayed, instead of the translated image.

WooCommerce products created in Divi Builder aren’t working

The entire product listing is being duplicated inside the description area of translated products.

Custom post types created in Divi Library don’t appear in WPML’s Translation Management

Because these post types aren’t showing up in Translation Management, content can’t be sent to translation services.

Unsynced content in Divi’s Global Modules can’t be translated

In Divi 4.0 you can insert a Global Module into posts and pages. These can sync design elements from the Divi Library. Any unique text you add to a Global Module isn’t appearing in WPML’s Translation Editor.

Divi Builder isn’t loading when using one domain per language

In WPML your translations can have a different domain for each language in WPML (for example, yourdomain.es and yourdomain.fr). The Divi Builder is only loading on the original language domain. It won’t load on your secondary language domains.

When a section is saved as a Global Module in Divi 4.0 the translations don’t appear

Divi 4.0’s Global Modules can be translated by WPML. When the Global Module is inserted into another page, it isn’t being populated automatically with the translated content.

Image URLs in Divi 4.0 image modules are not changing for different language domains

This happens if you use different domains for each language. The correct translated image appears when a Divi 4.0 image module is inserted. But the image URL is not updating to reflect the language’s domain.

WPML Sticky Links in Global Modules

If a Divi Global Module contains a WPML Sticky Link, it can’t be converted to a permalink.

Help By Reporting to ElegantThemes

Divi developers are already aware of the compatibility issues and want to resolve them with us. We’re sure that after this major release, Divi team has a lot to issues that require their attention. To get the WPML compatibility issues expedited, we recommend that you report them also on Divi 4.0 announcement post. This will help prioritize your requests and get them fixed sooner.

We’ll update this post as issues are resolved.

13 Responses to “Update on Divi 4.0 and WPML Compatibility”

  1. Hello,
    I was told by WPML to post issues regarding the new theme and WPML here.
    So I had translated numerous pages from French to English and for the time being, none of them pop up on the site. For all of the pages it says “page not found”.

    Can you please help me ? I’ll report the issue to Divi aswell.

    • We don’t control the Divi changes. Now we’re working with Divi folks to handle things, but not everything is under our control. Have you tried reverting to the previous Divi version which was working for you with WPML?

  2. Divi 4 issue with WPML (still with Divi 4.05)

    1) Translated languages section: images either dont appear even though option is ticked for them to be brought over to all translated sections. Some images appear and some dont.
    2) Image Library (WordPress) is not accessible meanwhile using translated section. Even though library is full of content in original language when changing to translated language a) library is empty and b) not possible to add any new images/videos to the library. Clearly a bug.
    3) When saving changes on translated areas via WPML at many occasions it does not save it and when restarting WordPress/Divi 4 next day then all changes are gone and old version is visible.



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