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Overview of the issue

After importing content with categories using the WPML All Import, categories are not imported if their translated name is the same as in the original language.

For example:

English Category Name: cat1

French Category Name: cat1

This is a feature limitation of WPML All Import.


  1. Make sure that the translated taxonomies have a different name as the original taxonomies before import
  2. Follow instructions to import here here
  3. The translated category names can be changed back once it is properly imported.

3 Responses to “Translated taxonomies are not imported if they have the same name as the original”

  1. Hello

    I follow the steps and I do import the chinese version of product tags. But they are unlinked (I use a WPML ID as the connector in my separated sheets). The chinese tag will show this is the translation of NONE.

    • Could you ask about this in the support forum? Our support will need to see what you’re doing, possibly get access to your site and help you better there.