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Last updated by Alejandro 6 months ago.

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December 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm #7662417

Martin Mart


Have this portfolio entries on my site:
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I used ACF to make it easy to add new content, but the translation does not work.
I have no clue how to manage this. I'm lost.

Please help.

Thank you very much.

December 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm #7679073


Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español ) Italian (Italiano )

Timezone: Europe/Rome (GMT+02:00)


Ok, there are a few things we need to make sure to meet:

1) Let's start by meeting WPML's minimum requirements:

Please add the following code in your wp-config.php file, right after the database information lines of code:


1.1) Do a complete backup fo your site.

2) Please go to custom fields > All field groups and delete all the field groups from the translated languages (permanently)

3) Go to WPML > Settings > Post Type translation > Set "field groups" to "not translatable"

4) Now configure the translation preference of each field by editing the field groups.

As a rule of thumb, all structure fields (like repeaters, tabs, flexible content, etc) shoudl be set to copy and the content inside it could be set to translate if needed (translate = you need different values accross the languages. copy= you want to have the same values in the translations)

You can refer to this guide to know if you have configured everything correctly:

Then, when all that is done, make a small change to the page (using a native WordPress field like adding a character to the title) and then translate the page again.

Try it out and let me know how it goes.

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