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Last updated by mohamedl 3 years, 8 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Ankit.

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March 24, 2017 at 10:57 am #1238698


I am trying to:

URL of (my) website where problem appears:

I expected to see: a dropdown menu with only flags

Instead, I got: "screenshots"

Steps to duplicate the issue: added the language switcher to a widget, in the demo heme it works jut fine, "nielsen theme"

March 24, 2017 at 11:34 am #1238737



This is Ankit from wpml support team. I would assist you with the issue, hope this is fine 🙂

For better assistance, I would request you to kindly share the debug information of your website. For more information on same, please refer:

1. Could you please elaborate the problem little bit more so as to allow me understand it better and assist you in correct direction?

2. Could you please let me know the language switcher which you added is in sidebar section or menu section?


March 24, 2017 at 11:40 am #1238744



thanks for the uiqck reply, i added the switcher in a widget bar (you can check the site) to the top right panel, i tried with just flags (what i want) and a normal menu but doesn'twork

i added many languages but for now im trying with only french and english


March 27, 2017 at 9:40 pm #1240734


been 3 days and nothing

also, with the currency module, when i click add a currency theres only a white pop up and nothing in

i saw someone had the same issue in the forum but didn't work for him as well

March 28, 2017 at 5:21 am #1240848


I would request you consider providing me with temporary access (wp-admin and FTP) to your site in order to be of better help.

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March 28, 2017 at 8:35 am #1241023



Thanks for details.

The original issue of this thread is regarding language switcher on top-right hand side of the page, could you please open a new thread in support forum for any other issues you are experiencing like currency switcher etc.

It is always recommended to stick to one topic per thread, in this way other users with the same issue finds solution to their problems more quickly and efficiently. Hope you understand.

I'm checking the site and I can see only flags in switcher. Could you please let me know where I can see the problem you mentioned in your first message?


March 28, 2017 at 8:49 am #1241046


yeah but as you can see, theres no drop menu, its not looking good at all
and even when i select the dropdown menu with flags and names its the same design, i want something simple like hidden link
instead of the letters, i just want the flag, and ill add the currency switcher on another thread

thanks a lot

March 28, 2017 at 10:06 am #1241167



Could you please check if the dropdown styling for switcher working fine now? Please refer attached screenshot as well.


March 28, 2017 at 11:55 am #1241297


great but how to do it ?
i wanna be able to recreate it without contacting support

thanksa again

March 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm #1241339



Glad to know that the issue is resolved for you. 🙂

Go to wpml > Language switcher options > Backwards compatibility and uncheck "Skip backwards compatibility" checkbox. Once it is auto-saved, issue is sorted.

I hope this clears the procedure.


April 27, 2017 at 3:18 am #1262840