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Overview of the issue

When adjusting translation settings in WPMLSettingsCustom Field TranslationShow system fields, you may might not be able to unlock a locked system field.

As a general rule, you should not unlock these, but if there is really a need you can follow the workaround below until this is fixed.


Follow these steps by going to WPMLSettings, scrolling to the Custom Fields Translation section, and selecting Show system fields.

  1. Click the lock icon to unlock the field that you want to unlock
  2. Click the Save button for these custom fields
  3. Refresh the page
  4. Click on the field again to unlock
  5. Click on the Save button to save the custom fields

3 Responses to “Translation settings for system fields can't be unlocked”

  1. hello,
    i use wpml and the translation age is locked well it doesnt copy some information sometimes and the edit is locked how can i unlock it?

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