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Last updated by willoH 3 years, 4 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Lauren.

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March 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm #1231431


I have multiple ACF option pages, for a variety of custom settings & strings. One of these options pages is for dumping tracking pixels in to, such as Google, Facebook and Twitter.

In my ACF options page, I do not have the "Make 'Field Groups' translatable" box checked.
In WPML > Translation Options -> Custom Posts, I have "DO NOTHING" set for "Field Groups" and "Fields".

My site is setup with two languages - English and French. When I am on the English version of the wp-admin custom options page, all my strings appear normally. When I go to the French version, none of the strings are there.

I do not want to have to paste the code for these tracking pixels in to both and English & French version of the site, because if one changes someone has to remember to change the other version as well, or if I add new languages, then I have to do the same.

Are there any options available that do not require maintaining two different versions of static strings?


March 16, 2017 at 3:54 pm #1232272


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/New_York (GMT-04:00)

Thank you for contacting WPML support. I'll be happy to help you with this.

Try following these steps:
1. Create a field group for your pixel tracking. Create a custom field in this group where you can add the string.
2. In WPML -> Translation Management -> Multilingual Content Setup, set Field Groups to Translate and Fields to Do Nothing.
3. Duplicate this field group to your secondary languages.
4. Open up a page or post where the pixel will be added. Add the string in the pixel field and click Publish or Update. Once the page refreshes after the update, scroll down to the bottom of the page. You should see a section with the multilingual options and you can set the pixel field to Copy. This should maintain the same pixel string for all languages even if it is updated in the original language.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance and I will be happy to help.

March 16, 2017 at 4:14 pm #1232321


Hi Lauren, this doesn't help. The field groups do not exist on "pages or posts", but on "options pages", where the settings are designed to be available globally across all languages, pages and other places.

Are you saying that we need to maintain duplicate copies of option pages in both languages for tracking pixels to be available across all pages?

March 16, 2017 at 5:07 pm #1232401


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/New_York (GMT-04:00)

How are these options pages created? Can you share with me the login so I can see the pages? If you can outline step by step how this is set up, I can further troubleshoot and see how to get this resolved.

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March 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm #1235697


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/New_York (GMT-04:00)

Thanks for sending these details. These types of custom changes falls into custom development and providing specific solutions for custom code isn't within our scope of support.

At this point I would suggest you consider contacting one of our certified partners from this link: They will be able to work on custom development with you.

We are always here to help, so please don't hesitate to open another ticket if you have any other issues with WPML. I appreciate your understanding!

May 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm #2123995


If you're looking for a solution I found this to be working:

hidden link

June 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm #2319316


Does WPML enable Options Page fields to be duplicated and translatable in multiple languages? That's the expected behavior, given how WPML works for Pages and Posts/Post Types.

I expected UI similar to what appears in the Page and Post edit views, but the only indication of multilingual options is the flag at the top in the WP menu bar. And when I use that to change to another language, I'm asked to create a NEW custom field group.

None of the support threads I've found offer a straightforward description of how to do it. Older threads mention that such functionality will soon be, or already is, part of WPML (but again, no description).

Please provide a step by step description of how to make an ACF Options Page's fields multilingual. It should be added to the WPML-ACF documentation as well.


Also: Why is Alex's solution link above hidden? Is it a legit solution/fix?

September 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm #2767723


I have the exact same problem. I agree with everything that albertL-5 said. Is there no way to translate an options page like you would a page or post?

This seems to be the same issue. Is there a fix for it yet?

October 23, 2018 at 10:09 pm #2844152


I have the same issue as jillc-3 and albertL-5. Is there any update on this?

January 25, 2020 at 6:38 am #5360903


I am looking for the exact same functionality - is this not possible?