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Last updated by Marcos Vinicios Barreto 11 months, 3 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Marcos Vinicios Barreto.

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June 17, 2019 at 8:33 pm


Hi guys,

How can I place the Menu Language Switcher which is now in my menu with the 2 flags, French and English, to display instead on the top bar next to the left of my Facebook Icon?

June 17, 2019 at 11:08 pm #4038965

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

Languages: English (English ) Portuguese (Brazil) (Português )

Timezone: America/Bahia (GMT-03:00)


Thank you for contacting WPML Support. You can place the language switcher in any place of your theme, for that, you can place a custom php code in your theme header template files. You have two choices as described below:

To display a dropdown language switcher

do_action( 'wpml_add_language_selector' );

To display a horizontal list of languages

do_action( 'wpml_footer_language_selector' );


I recommend you to edit your theme template files using a child theme approach, this way you can keep your changes in case of theme update. See:

Hope it helps, have a nice day.