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Last updated by Bobby 4 years, 9 months ago.

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April 27, 2017 at 11:16 pm #1263876


I am using WPML to host content internationalized content with multiple versions in EN:


This is what I am hoping to accomplish:

1. If someone from CA visits a US page (ie*), load that page but show a message/popup saying "Looks like you are trying to access our US site from Canada. Want to continue to the Canadian site? [clicking yes sends them to the equivalent page in the EN-ca language; clicking no hides the popup and sets a cookie to never show the popup again]

2. The inverse of the above.

I have seen this functionality on sites like google, microsoft etc. and must believe it is a popular request.

I have a GEOIp plugin and could code something like this in PHP/JS but I am wondering if anyone knows of a plugin that already accomplishes this out of the box? Like a piggy back plugin to WPML? Or sample code to save some time?

Thank you community!

PS I did some searching in the forums and couldn't find anything for this specific use case.

April 28, 2017 at 12:56 am #1263899


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles (GMT-08:00)

Hi there,

WPML currently offers the ability to do an automatic broswer language redirect which essentially detects the visitors browser language and then if that language exists in your site it redirects them to it.

ex. Browser is set to Italian , and you have a site with Italian/English, once i visit i will be redirected to Italian.
The downfall with this is that its based on the visitor's browser language rather than their location.

At the moment Geolocation is possible with custom coding which does fall beyond the scope of our support but perhaps I can point you in the right direction.

1. Use a plugin or PHP script to look up the IP and match to a country. I don't have any specific recommendations but this is what I found:

IP2Location Redirection


IP2Location (PHP Class)
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2. Use wp_redirect to redirect the user:

Altogether it would look something like this:

$get_country = New IPCountry();
$get_country_location = $get_country->resolve_IP('');

if( $get_country_location == 'usa' ) {
    wp_redirect( get_bloginfo('url') . "/en/" );
    //wp_redirect( get_bloginfo('url') . "?lang=en" );

}elseif( $get_country_location == 'canada' ) {
    wp_redirect( get_bloginfo('url') . "/fr/" ); 
    //wp_redirect( get_bloginfo('url') . "?lang=fr" );


I hope this helps.

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