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Last updated by stephaneR-8 4 years, 7 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Denise.

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July 8, 2014 at 11:58 am #432285


When I view a translated page the admin bar disappears as though I am not logged in.

How to I set the bar to appear for all languages?

July 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm #432395



I'll help you with this. Please make sure that you are using the latest versions of WPML and WordPress.

I assume that you are talking about the WordPress admin bar. Is that correct? Usually you can control whether or not you view the Users - Your Profile - Show admin toolbar when viewing site.

- Are you using multisite?
- What is your Language URL Format in WPML - Languages?
- Does this happen when you disable non-WPML plugins?
- Does this happen when using a default theme like Twentyfourteen?


July 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm #432430


Hi Denise,
Thanks for the help.
Yes, I meant the admin bar at the top of the page.
It shows in English, but when I switch to spanish it doesn't.

- Are you using multisite? No
- What is your Language URL Format in WPML – Languages? domains (.es etc)
- Does this happen when you disable non-WPML plugins? yes
- Does this happen when using a default theme like Twentyfourteen? yes

July 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm #432455



I would like to request temporary access (wp-admin and FTP) to your site - preferably to a test site where the problem has been replicated if possible - in order to be of better help. You will find the needed fields for this below the comment area when you log in to leave your next reply. The information you will enter is private which means only you and I can see and have access to it.

I will investigate this and get back to you tomorrow.


July 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm #432466


OK, details below

July 9, 2014 at 6:22 am #432775



It seems like this only happens when you have different domains set up as the Language URL Format.

- Is your subdomain es set to display from the same directory as the English domain en on your server settings?


July 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm #433941


There is no subdomain.
We will be using domains.
e.g. .com, .es, .fr etc

July 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm #433959



I spoke to the developers and this is apparently how WPML is expected to work when languages in different domains is used except when you are using subdomains as the different domains.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this causes. I will submit a feature request that the admin bar appears on all domains. I will let you know what the developers decide here.


July 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm #433980


ok thanks

April 18, 2016 at 9:22 am #863162

Marc Valentin

Hi, I have exactly the same problem and I was surprised to read on this page that this is the default behaviour of WPML. I consider this more like a 'bug' !
I see that the post is from more than a year ago. Was it corrected ? I have the last version of WPML and it is still there it seems...

November 6, 2018 at 7:11 pm #2882364


Has there been any update on this issue ? Is it now possible to switch domain but keep the WP admin bar visible ?