We just released WPML 4.6.4 and WooCommerce Multilingual 5.2.0. Driven by your valuable feedback, these updates introduce improvements and features designed to make the experience of creating a multilingual WordPress website faster and better.
We fixed the common pain points, improved stability, enhanced performance, and modernized user interfaces.
WPML: Full PHP 8.1 Compatibility
WPML 4.6.4 brings full support for PHP 8.1, the current standard for running modern websites. Compared to previous versions, PHP 8.1 is faster, more secure, and more efficient with memory.
Up until now and including this release, we maintained WPML’s compatibility with the older PHP 5.6 version. However, going forward, from the next release, we may have functionalities that will be incompatible with PHP 5.6.
If your server is still running PHP 5.6 version or older, we strongly recommend updating your site to PHP 7.0 or newer.
WPML: Alert When Automatic Translation Can Cost a Lot
WPML’s Translate Everything Automatically mode simplifies your translation process. However, sometimes you’re about to automatically translate a lot of content that you’re not aware of.
WPML 4.6.4 checks if the amount of automatic translation is large and notifies you about it. This is the first step in helping you know how much you’re about to spend translating your site. In the next releases, we’re going to not only warn against high usage, but give you an accurate cost for translating the entire content of your site.
WPML: Easy Process for Moving Sites Between Development, Production and Staging
When the address (URL) of your site changes, it may mean that you’ve just changed its address, but oftentimes, it means that you’re running separate development, production and staging environments. WPML 4.6.4 helps manage different copies of your site a lot easier by taking care of your translation memory and credits for automatic translation.
WPML 4.6.4 introduces a new migration wizard to guide you through this process, providing you with clear steps and explanations along the way.
WPML: Enhanced Compatibility with Elementor
Elementor recently introduced new features, elevating the page-building experience. WPML 4.6.4 adds full support for the new Loop Carousel and Loop widgets.
However, a recent release of Elementor also introduced some compatibility issues with WPML. As part of our dedication to seamless integration, we resolved these in WPML 4.6.4:
- Enabled the translation of media for the Multiple galleries type in the Elementor Pro Gallery widget
- Added a fix for a bug that caused a PHP notice to appear when using the Add to Cart button for WooCommerce products in templates
- Fixed the display conditions for popups translated using the Translation Editor
- Fixed an issue where the category in the URL was not translated when using an Elementor template to display a single post
- Fixed issues with automatically translating basic widgets
Additionally, we fixed some issues related to using the Translate Everything Automatically mode with Elementor.
WooCommerce Multilingual 5.2.0: Wizard Makeover and Multicurrency Enhancements
WooCommerce Multilingual 5.2.0 brings you a revamped, user-friendly setup wizard that makes it easier than ever to run a multilingual WooCommerce store.
Key highlights of this release include new multi-currency features:
- Auto-formatting of secondary currencies: For every secondary currency that you add, WooCommerce Multilingual sets locale-specific details like the currency position, decimal separator, and number of decimals.
- Search by currency code: Easily and quickly add secondary currencies by searching by the currency code, for example PLN instead of Polish Zloty.
Auto-formatting of secondary currencies
Search Currencies by currency code
With this latest update, you can additionally enjoy compatibility with WooCommerce’s new High Performance Order Storage (HPOS) feature.
WPML and WCML: Fixes and Improvements
WPML 4.6.4 comes packed with a range of performance upgrades, leading to faster query times and a more efficient translation process for big translation jobs and content translated in bulk.
If you run a multilingual WooCommerce store, you’ll be happy to know that WPML 4.6.4 improves issues related to term translation. These improvements minimize queries and significantly boost performance.
For the full list of improvements and bug fixes, please see the WPML changelog.
Last but not least, WooCommerce Multilingual 5.2.0 comes with fixes related to:
- Displaying categories and product variations
- Endpoint slug translations
- Other bugs related to different issues
For a full list of what’s included in this release, please see the WooCommerce Multilingual changelog.
Updating to WPML 4.6.4 and WooCommerce Multilingual 5.2.0
As with all of our releases, we are rolling these updates out gradually. To get these versions right away, head over to Plugins → Add New on your site, click the Commercial tab, and hit the Check for updates button.
If you don’t see the updates available immediately, please try again later, as it may take some time for them to propagate to all WPML-powered websites.
Your feedback helps us understand your needs better and inspire our future updates. Leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts on these releases!