Today, we released WPML 4.6.3 and WPML String Translation 3.2.5. These releases make sure your site is compatible with the upcoming WordPress 6.2 and fix PHP 8 errors.
With WordPress 6.2 scheduled for release on March 28, we want to make sure WPML is ready to go. That’s why we’re releasing WPML 4.6.3 before the WordPress update. This version ensures that your multilingual site stays compatible with the latest WordPress version.
What’s New in WordPress 6.2
WordPress 6.2 finally brings the Site Editor (aka Full Site Editing) out of the beta, with lots of usability improvements. Here are the top new features and improvements:
Site Editor Interface – Improved interface with a Template and Template Part selection upon entry.
Block Styles Settings and Styles – Separation of settings into two tabs for better organization.
Style Book – New feature offering previews and customization of core block styles.
Sticky Positioned Blocks – Position blocks like Navigation Bars to stick to the top of the screen.
Navigation Block with List View – Improved navigation block editing with access to List View.
Openverse Integration – Access and insert Creative Commons licensed media from Openverse.
What’s New in WPML 4.6.3
This WPML release focuses primarily on compatibility with WordPress 6.2, so you can keep your sites up to date without breaking them.
WPML’s Compatibility with WordPress 6.2
WordPress 6.2 changes the Navigation menu which conflicts with WPML’s Language Switcher block. When trying to edit the Dimension setting in the Language Switcher block, it freezes the editor. WPML 4.6.3 resolves this issue, making your language switcher formatting smooth and hassle-free.
Resolved PHP 8 Errors
We have been listening to feedback regarding PHP 8 issues reported by clients. We have worked hard to resolve these issues to ensure websites running PHP 8 continue to run smoothly and efficiently.
WPML String Translation 3.2.5 fixes a fatal error with string scanning that’s related to PHP 8.
Read the full details of what’s included in the changelogs:
Before updating your site to WordPress 6.2, please be sure to update WPML first to prevent breaking changes.
Remember to update your site to both WPML 4.6.3 and WPML String Translation 3.2.5.
As with all of our releases, we are rolling this out to clients gradually.
To update your site now, go to Plugins → Add New on your site and click the Commercial tab. Then, click Check for updates. If you still don’t see an update available after doing this, please try again later as it can take a bit of time for the update to propagate to all WPML-powered websites.
Did you pull it immediately? Saw it on one site but now it’s gone on all!!
Hi Kristian – it takes some time for releases to be available to all clients, but you should see it now. If you don’t, please open a support ticket so we can look into it!
I have search all client sites, and this version is not available. When can I expect to see it?
Hi Johan – It should be available for all clients now if you go to Plugins → Add New, click the Commercial tab and click “Check for updates.” If you still don’t see it, please let our support team know so we can investigate.
Check for updates doesn’t show updates yet.
Hi there – Let us know if you still don’t see it. It should be accessible for all clients now. You can also get the update from your Downloads page: https://wpml.org/account/downloads/
When you mention “PHP 8” are you specifically talking about 8.2?
Seems odd when anything below 8.0 is end-of-life with no further security updates.
Hi Robert – So far we have tested up to PHP 8.1 – that is the version these fixes address. We have not yet tested PHP 8.2, but we plan to in the future.
Good to know, thanks.
Gave up checking the features of updating the WordPress. When will the Gutenberg and Block editor will go away?
Gutenberg and the Block Editor are here to stay. WordPress is advancing these features with each new release.
If I update websites to WP 6.2 they show a fatal error related to WPML Multilingual CMS:
“Call to a member function reject() on int”.
So I have to keep WP 6.1.1.
Anybody who can help me?
Hi Franco – Please let our support team know. They can investigate this further: https://wpml.org/forums/forum/english-support/
I updated to the last version and it broke my website.
My wordpress version was 6.2.
I also tried with the version 6.1 of wordpress and happens the same.
I can’t get to the support because I lost my account username.
How can I reach support without sign up?
can you see my username so I can proceer to contact support team?
my website is:
Hi Boris – only the WPML account holder can open a support ticket. Please contact them (someone from Acorn Studios, but we cannot share details) for assistance.