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January 24, 2020 at 3:15 pm #5357963

Morningside Translations

Tell us what you are trying to do?
Client is exporting pages via Translation Manager, but the XLIFFs we get are incomplete. The pages have no custom fields with this text, but do have Gutenberg block content. Some of the blocks came from Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg, some of the blocks were custom programmed. The content is not included in the XLIFFs for translation, however, and we can't figure out how to extract it via WPML. I've also searched the strings in String Translation for some of the text (because I do see some "gutenberg" content), but I can't find it.

Is there any documentation that you are following?
Not really.

Is there a similar example that we can see?
Not sure what you mean. This is happening all over their site. Some pages more than others.

What is the link to your site?
hidden link
Here is an example of a German page that was already translated: hidden link

The only text that appeared in the XLIFF is under the image. (It was in a "Paragraph".) The rest is all from blocks and was absent.

Here is another page with less untranslated: hidden link
I know how to translate the content on the left -- it's from taxonomies and the theme strings. But on the right, "All industrial products" and "Download Product Line sheet" appear in the WordPress page itself in blocks, but don't get exported. (This is not an official WordPress "Page" but a "Product".)

I do have admin login to the site, if that is helpful.

January 25, 2020 at 11:33 am #5361331


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Thank you for contacting WPML Support. I will be glad to help with this.

From what I can understand, you don't get the content of Gutenberg blocks and custom fields in the XILFF file, right?

WPML does segmentation of a page to offer each segment for translation either in the translation editors or in an EXILFF file. I suggest you test the following with the Classic Translation Editor, once you get the expected result, test again with XILFF files.

To translate Gutenberg blocks, when they are not the default blocks builtin Gutenberg/WordPress, they may need a custom configuration, so WPML will know how to segment them, here are some articles that explain how:

To configure the custom fields, below some article that can help:

If this does not help, please provide a page/block/custom field example and access to your backend to check this further. Your next reply will be private, only you and the support team can view it.

Best regards,
WPML Support

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