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Reported for: WPML Multilingual CMS 4.6.3

Resolved in: WPML 4.6.4

Topic Tags: ATE

Overview of the issue

At present, WPML’s automatic string translation feature only works for content that matches the default language of the website. If you attempt to use the Translate Everything Automatically mode or send strings for automatic translation that do not match the default language, they will instead be added to the Translations Queue.


This is a current WPML limitation. In the meantime, you can translate those strings following this workflow:

  1. Go to WPMLStrings Translation.
  2. Identify the strings that are not in the default language of your site.
  3. Add these strings to the Translation Queue.
  4. Translate those strings

2 Responses to “Can't use automatic translation for strings in the non-default language”

  1. I have an unlimited plan, but my account is showing as expired. I have attached a screenshot of my account page for your reference.
    I would like to request that you please investigate this issue and resolve it as soon as possible.

    • Hello,
      your WPML account (the one attached to the email address you used to post this comment) expired on October 20, 2021. You need to renew it and then you will be able to use our support forum to open a new ticket for your issue. If you have other questions related to your account, please use this contact form. It will go directly to the person who can check the status of your WPML account.