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Last updated by desmondN 1 month, 1 week ago.

Assigned support staff: Mihai Apetrei.

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October 7, 2019 at 8:31 am #4705447


I am trying to set my homepage as default to hidden link, but it is not working

October 7, 2019 at 9:33 am #4705913

Mihai Apetrei

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+02:00)

Hi and thank you for contacting WPML Support!

I will be happy to help you with this.

I would like to request temporary access (wp-admin and FTP) to your site to take a better look at the issue. 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.

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The private box looks like this: hidden link

I will be waiting for your response.

Kind regards,
Mihai Apetrei

October 7, 2019 at 11:17 am #4706523

Mihai Apetrei

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+02:00)

Hi and thank you for the credentials.

I was able to log in successfully.

From what I can see after I logged in, there's a redirect from "hidden link" to "hidden link".

Can you please elaborate a bit more on what exactly you are trying to accomplish?

Do you want to have this link (hidden link) set to be the homepage link instead of this one (hidden link) ? Did I understand well?

Please let me know.

Kind regards,

October 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm #4707897


Hi Mihai,

I think I might have found my answer. I just tried this but I removed the checkbox "Use directory for default language", seems be working even for the Malay language.

However, I noticed that language change is not persistent. For example, I have changed my language to Malay. If I go to hidden link and click on any of the "View More", it will bring me to the English results. The search result should return in Malay when I am viewing the listing page.

October 8, 2019 at 10:37 am #4714319

Mihai Apetrei

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+02:00)


I am glad to see that the issue was solved.

From what I can see, the "view more" buttons are created with Visual Builder (please check the screenshot below) so you would have to update the link in the translation of the page (for example from "/?select=Eco+%26+Nature&lp_s_loc=51&lp_s_tag=&lp_s_cat=58&s=home&post_type=listing" to "/ms/?select=Eco+%26+Nature&lp_s_loc=51&lp_s_tag=&lp_s_cat=58&s=home&post_type=listing"

Practically, you have to go to the translation of the homepage and update the links to the proper one as the links are added manually not dynamically.

In case you still can't update them, please mark this ticket as resolved and open a new one as due to our support policy, we can only take care of 1 issue per ticket and the initial issue in the ticket is different than the current one.

I hope that you will find the recommended steps above helpful and that you will be able to update the links.

PS: From what I can see, your homepage is not translated yet, so you would need to use the steps below in order to translate it:

- https://wpml.org/documentation/translating-your-contents/page-builders/#translating-page-builder-contents
- https://wpml.org/documentation/plugins-compatibility/how-to-build-multilingual-sites-with-wpbakery-page-builder-and-wpml/

Kind regards,

October 8, 2019 at 3:51 pm #4717045


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!