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Today, we released WPML 4.5.11, an important security update for a recently discovered issue.

Recently, we were notified of an issue that allows unauthorized access to some WPML internal calls. It’s important to note that this vulnerability is only accessible to registered site users, not just any site visitor. However, we always recommend updating to the latest version of WPML and keeping your site’s theme and plugins up to date to keep your site secure.

This update also includes a fix for an issue that could lead to a fatal error when WPML Media Translation is enabled and you are saving posts with big amounts of anchor HTML tags.

How to Update to WPML 4.5.11

This release is immediately available to all clients with active WPML accounts. To update to the latest version, go to PluginsAdd New and click the Commercial tab. If you don’t see the updates available yet, click Check for Updates.

Checking for the WPML 4.5.11 update

You can also download this update from the Downloads page in your WPML account.

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10 Responses to “WPML 4.5.11 – Security Patch Update”

    • Hi Arben – If you’re trying to download from the Plugins page in your site admin, you may need to click the button that says “Check for Updates” for it to show up. It’s also available in your WPML account on the Downloads page.

  1. Can this be more detailed. I don’t understand what it means “access to some WPML internal calls”.
    Thank you

    • Hi Laurent – Since not all users will be updating to the latest version right away, we don’t want to reveal too many details for security purposes. The issue makes it possible for registered site users to do things like change some WPML settings or cancel translation jobs. You can rest assured that this access is limited to registered users of your site, and it requires advanced knowledge of how WPML works in order to abuse it.

  2. I know I can download it from my WPML account.

    The update is not available in WordPress, not under updates, not under Commercial Tab after checking for updates. You should check that.

    • Hi there – I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble getting the update. If you’ve already clicked “Check for Updates” in the Commercial tab, and you’re still not seeing it available for download, please open a support ticket so our team can look into this further.

  3. When I go to PlugIns Add new, my page do not look like your example and I cannot find a commercial tab under “more” either. What to do? This is what I see: a menu of

    Search Engine Optimization

    Ecommerce & Business

    Booking & Scheduling

    Events Calendar