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Disconnecting a translation can be useful if you would like to turn the translation into an independent post, or if you would like to make it a translation of a different post.

To disconnect a translation from a default language post or page:

    1. Go to the post or page in the default language.
    2. In the right sidebar, turn off Use WPML’s Translation Editor and select This post in the next popup.
Turning off the WPML Translation Editor
Turning off the WPML Translation Editor
Specifying we will only use the WordPress editor to translate This post
Specifying we will only use the WordPress editor to translate This post
    1. In the top admin bar, change to the secondary language (if you don’t see the top admin bar, click the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen and turn off Fullscreen Mode).
Switching to the existing translation in French
Switching to the existing translation in French
    1. In the right sidebar, change the This is a translation of dropdown to None and click the Update button.
Removing the connection to the default language post
Removing the connection to the default language post

Once you disconnect the translation, you’ll see that the default language post no longer shows it has a translation in that language associated with it.

Now, there is no French translation associated with this post
Now, there is no French translation associated with this post

You can find the secondary language post by clicking the language filter at the top of the list of posts.

You can click on it to edit it as an independent post. If you want to connect it with a different post, edit it, and click Connect with translations.

Connecting the secondary language post as a translation of a different default language post
Connecting the secondary language post as a translation of a different default language post

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