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Last updated by olafM-4 1 year, 7 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Bobby.

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October 1, 2019 at 10:07 pm #4675581


We have been using WPML for quite some time, but now the translation fails more than 50% of the time. We update a page in English and then want to propagate the text and design changes to the other languages. We use WPML ATE directly from the backend and update the few text segments that have changed. Submit and check. Many parts of the text are now in English although they have been translated before. The translation is incomplete. Sometimes it works if I delete the translated (old) page and then create it again with ATE. But that does not always help. It is an annoying problem.
The day ends with WPML telling me that now the ATE is not activated. It died.
The bad thing is that the pages have been fully translated before the update. The ATE shows 100% complete. But the page the resulting pages are in a language mix.
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These are Portfolio entries. But we have these issues with pages, posts, events, etc.
Any idea how to fix this?

October 1, 2019 at 10:35 pm #4675615


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles (GMT-07:00)

As discussed in the Chat, If possible I would like to take a closer look at the backend to further test this issue.

**Before we proceed I recommend to please take FULL BACKUP of your database and your website.**
I often use the Duplicator plugin for this purpose See:

I would like to request temporary access (wp-admin and FTP) to your site to fix the issue.
(preferably to a test site where the problem has been replicated if possible)

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The information you will enter is private which means only you and I can see and have access to it.

NOTE: if access to the live site is not possible and staging site does not exist please provide me with a duplicator package created with the duplicator plugin

Thank you,

October 2, 2019 at 7:40 am #4677497


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October 2, 2019 at 10:11 am #4679033


The issue cannot be solved. The ATE is a utility that is not robust, has no immune system, does not produce error messages and leaves us without a way to fix it.