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November 27, 2023

WPML allows you to hide one or more languages on the front-end. You can do this while you are still translating your site into a new language if you don’t want to show the site partially translated.

To hide a language on the front-end, go to the WPMLLanguages page and in the Hide languages section select all the languages that you want to hide. After selecting the languages click the Save button.

Hiding language on front-end

Sending Content to Translation and Reviewing Translations for Languages That Are Hidden

Using WPML 4.6.8 or newer? Translators can review translations for hidden languages immediately after you send the content for translation. No extra settings required.

If you are using an older version of WPML, follow the steps below to enable translators to review translations for hidden languages.

To send content to translation for hidden languages, you have to change some user profile settings for your translators first. This also applies if you need to allow translators to review and approve pending translations for these languages.

  1. Go to Users All Users and click Edit next to a user that you want to see hidden languages.
  2. Find the WPML language settings section and click the Display hidden languages checkbox.
  3. Click the Update Profile button to save.
Editing user profile settings

Now, you can assign translation jobs to this specific user and allow them to review translations for hidden languages.