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Last updated by Raja Mohammed 1 month ago.

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September 20, 2019 at 3:03 pm #4613177

tims-17

Tell us what you are trying to do?

We have a dual language site English + Welsh, We have a series of ACF field groups - one of which is quite large and will appear on pages and post pages etc.

The client has created the acf row options as required in English - they could be sliders, call to action rows etc, by adding content to the fields. When we are ready to translate the page we will need these field group selections (saved by the client) on each page / post to be copied to the welsh page with the content the admin has added in English, ready for them to replace the English with the welsh and then update the page.
Can you advise on what configuration we will need to do?

Is there any documentation that you are following?

https://wpml.org/documentation/related-projects/translate-sites-built-with-acf/

Is there a similar example that we can see?

What is the link to your site?

fhw.sgdev1.co.uk

September 23, 2019 at 7:29 am #4621149

Raja Mohammed
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

Hi there,

I will try to help you best with your issue.

1) From your screenshot, it seems you have already set the Field groups to translate, I hope you have already translated the field groups as mentioned in the documentation https://wpml.org/documentation/related-projects/translate-sites-built-with-acf/#translating-field-groups

2) Addressing your question, For your desired result you should set the field to "Copy Once" Instead of "Copy" this will allow you to copy the content from the default language and allow you to edit the same.

There are a few things to be noted here.

- The "Repeater" fields should be always set to "Copy" However the subfields insider Repeater can be of any translation preference
https://wpml.org/documentation/related-projects/translate-sites-built-with-acf/#setting-the-translation-preference-for-repeater-fields

- The " Copy once " Will not work as expected if you prefer to use WPML Translation editor, This will work good if you are translating using Manual translation method. (i.e Using the default WordPress editor)

I hope that helps you better, Let me know if you need further clarification.

Kind regards
Raja

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