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Last updated by Rajeeb Banstola 9 months, 1 week ago.

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August 10, 2019 at 2:04 am #4373517


On my site I m using 5 languages. When adding an image it gets duplicated in all 5 languages.
Two Problems with that function:

1. If I want to delete an image i have to delete it in every language manually.
2. It uses a lot of credits of my image optimization plugin as every image gets optimized 5 times. users can upload images so it gets very expensive as i have to pay 5 times the price for optimization.

is there a way when uploading an image in whatever language that it only gets uploaded to the default language and the other languages using that image as well? If not how else could i resolve this problem?

Thanks, Johann.

August 10, 2019 at 3:45 am #4374615

Rajeeb Banstola


WPML doesn't add new image files for each languages. It just adds entry to database so that you can translate the meta information of the image.

Let me know if you have more questions!

August 10, 2019 at 4:16 am #4374671


Hi Rajeeb, thanks for your reply. So how does it come when cropping or scaling an image in one language it wouldnt apply those changes to other languages? Is there a way to avoid that? Can I disable the entry to database so I wont have to do all the work (deleting/editing of images) 5 times?

August 10, 2019 at 6:50 pm #4375881


This is getting really frustrating. I just spend like 10 hours trying around with WPML settings and looking for solution in support threat, no success.

All I m looking for is:
1. when deleting an image in default language also delete it in other languages and database.
2. when resizing or cropping an image in default language also resize or crop image in the other languages.

Could you please tell me how to do it? Seems really simple function to me but WPML makes it super complicated! There is no way I can resize, crop or delete my images in all languages manually. That would be impossible.

August 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm #4375897


I found this:

But i dont have those 2 options although i have version and dont have WPML Media Translation installed... Please help.

August 13, 2019 at 5:51 am #4385127

Rajeeb Banstola


Please go to WPML - Settings - Media Translation. Then uncheck duplicate media attachments for translations and duplicate featured images for translations option.

Let me know if that helps!

August 14, 2019 at 3:16 am #4391761


Hi, I have it unchecked. You can see my settings in the attached image. I uploaded an image in the default language which is English. I cropped the image from 3600 width to 1920 in default language but it still shows in original seize in other languages. When deleting that image in default language it still shows up in other languages. Please help.

August 14, 2019 at 3:16 am #4391763



August 21, 2019 at 7:06 am #4428395

Rajeeb Banstola


Thank you for your patience.

I would like to request WordPress login details to inspect it further. The new media items should not be duplicated once the setting is changed.

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