WPML can automatically redirect visitors to their language, based on the browser's language setting. In order to allow visitors to later switch to a different language, this operation is done only once. WPML will set a cookie in the browser, indicating that the language has been set already and will not force the language on subsequent page loads. The browser language redirection runs in the visitor's browser, using Javascript. This allows for faster response and is robust to caching plugins that you can run on your site. If you are debugging browser language redirection on your site, please remember to check that:

  • Your browser’s language is actually set
  • You are testing in a new session
  • No Javascript errors are happening
  • Other plugins are not trying to redirect too

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Default language in directory causes /en or /sv to try and load /en/en or /sv/sv

Started by: robertK-66 in: English Support

2 8 10 hours, 45 minutes ago


WMPL is adding language prefix to external URL menu item

Started by: Thor Willy Bjerke in: English Support

2 6 20 hours, 49 minutes ago


Access the same page from multiple urls

Started by: Vinicio in: English Support

2 9 22 hours, 13 minutes ago


How can my site suggest to the visitor which language version they should visit?

Started by: magnusJ-3 in: English Support

2 4 1 day, 1 hour ago


Mi sitio tras la instalación a duplicado el tiempo de carga

Started by: carlos-javierM in: Soporte en Español

2 6 1 day, 4 hours ago


Strano redirect da Homepage Inglese dopo aggiornamento WPML

Started by: carloC-10 in: English Support

2 4 1 day, 5 hours ago


The finnisch start site is redirecting to default site

Started by: Michel in: Support in Deutsch

2 3 1 day, 6 hours ago


"ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS" somtimes, no matter of login or not.

Started by: greenY in: English Support

2 5 2 days, 8 hours ago


links are not reachalble after menu syncronization

Started by: heinrichT in: English Support

2 2 3 days, 16 hours ago


url redirection

Started by: jabeiliA in: English Support

2 2 3 days, 17 hours ago


Eigene Domain je Sprache – Probleme bei Abweichungen vom Format

Started by: kleinefischeB in: Support in Deutsch

2 7 4 days, 5 hours ago


Getting 500 error when using different languages per directories

Started by: thomasP-32 in: Assistance en français

2 2 5 days, 13 hours ago


Default language and redirection

Started by: stevenN-6 in: English Support

2 2 5 days, 18 hours ago

Carlos Rojas

Page error

Started by: andreaB-8 in: Supporto in Italiano

2 6 6 days, 19 hours ago


There is a double slash (//) in some of our links

Started by: kenM-6 in: English Support

2 15 1 week ago