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October 12, 2019 at 2:14 am #4741505


Recently bought the WPML plugin and im dissapointed how the plugin perform out of the box, everything breaks. Spent hours just reading documentation, fixing things that should be default.

* All category pages for woocommerce breaks, setting fallback to default language does not work, shows a 404 page. Categories will be broken until translated. Why is not "fallback to default language" for product categories default in WPML who would want a broken page over a working page with a default language?

* Some categories redirects to something totally different in new languages, for example one category redirects to a product page. Something broken with wpml permalinks

* Shows a different picture as featured picture for woocommerce shop page. Why is media library not available at the new language by default? 99 out of 100 would want the same picture in different languages, why would someone want to translate a picture, its a picture.....

* Featured image for translated products does not apply to a translated product by default. Same goes for the gallery images for a product. Not thrilled to re-select 300 pictures * 3 languages. Tried checking and unchecking "duplicate media for new languages" does not work. Where is the option to use the same featured image for all languages? Should be by default.

* When translating a page in the new translation view it includes filenames, if using autotranslate it will autotranslate filenames. Where do i turn this off? Tried checking and unchecking everything in media settings. Doesnt make a difference.

* A notification keeps popping up, prompting to set the default language for media, when clicking in the notice it scrolls to the media settings where the option for setting language is disabled, grayed out, and not possible to enable. Notice keep prompting.

* When installing WPML you get a view of recommended plugins, i installed the recommended plugins. When trying to find this page again its not visible in the menu. Where is it?

* When exporting content to cart you can only select about 20 items at a time, where is the pagination? How do i select all content?

* Cant export content that should be translated to a .csv. This is the most basic function for a translation plugin. How would i send it to, for example, a freelancer? When googling you advice another plugin called "All export" costing 100$, i just bought your plugin for 100$ and the first guide i get is WPML recommending someone else´s plugin for another 100$ just to be able to send it for translation...

October 12, 2019 at 3:01 am #4741857


My issue is resolved now.

October 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm #4784047


Spent multiple days configuring WPML, still has a lot of bugs. 90% of the time is spent on fixing bugs 10% of the time translating. Most servere problem is page loading increases by 5-10 times.

Below are some of the bugs:

* Site is incredibly slow with wpml enabled, probably due to poor string handling. Tried:
* Cleaning strings that's not translated. Does not help.
* Turned off "Track where strings appear on the site", does not help.
* Increased memory, does not help

* Custom products widget for WooCommerce does not show translated products, works with maximum 1 product for some reason, have to create duplicate widgets for everything
* Related products does not show in all languages
* Feaured images does not show even if i select the global duplicate option in the media settings, have to manually go in to every page and duplicate, time consuming
* There is no possibility to export everything in one file for transalation. I can export it as multiple files which will lead to 50+ files with some of them containing just one sentence. Cant send these to a translator. Will be multiple times more expensive and really embarrassing.
* Cant turn off string translation for admin = performace issues.
* Cant remove filenames from translation documents

Cant use Wpml as it is now, ruins all the work we´ve done with performance. Went from page loading speed at 0.4 sec to pending between 4-8 sec. With WPML queries topping all slow queries.