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Last updated by Yvette 1 year, 11 months ago.

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August 7, 2018 at 1:51 pm #2620433


I am trying to: Delete all WPML plugins and start again.

Link to a page where the issue can be seen: N/A

I expected to see: All WPML data removed as if I had never installed it.

Instead, I got:
Remnants of WPML installations left behind.
I have seen several topics asking about this and the answer is always to use the reset and deactivate WPML button, however this still leaves things behind.

When I re install the WPML plugins we see that they are still linked to the site key, which we had also deleted already in WPML Accounts sites page.

We also note that the setup wizard for Woocommerce WPML does not exist, possibly due to some remnants of the previous installation.

August 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm #2622012


Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

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

To do this completely I would recommend the following steps:

- First remove all existing data (e.g. posts, media attachments)
- Then deactivate all languages and confirm that no existing data remains
- Then remove the plugins
- Then delete all database tables that start with icl_*
- Then go to wp-options and remove all option keys that have the following strings as part of their name: sitepress, wpml, icl You should use PHPMyAdmin or ARI Adminer to do this.

These steps should remove all traces of WPML. Please let me know if this met your need.

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