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Last updated by johnT-24 1 year, 5 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Dennis.

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March 7, 2019 at 2:46 pm #3284983


Tell us what you are trying to do?
I want to translate wpforms validation messages. Please see the attachment: hidden link

Is there any documentation that you are following?

It seems that there is a way to translate the messages. However, I am not as lucky as that poster. I cannot find the validation messages in my String Translation. Is this really a viable way to do the translation? If yes, please tell me and I will try again. Or could you give me some advice on this issue, please?

What is the link to your site?
My site is still working on localhost.

March 8, 2019 at 8:42 am #3290134



Welcome to WPML Support forum.

Could you please try to take these steps:

-go to WPML > Theme and plugins localization. Be sure that 'Translate themes and plugins using WPML's String Translation only (don't load .mo files)' is selected.
-under Strings in the plugins section, select your WPForms plugin.
-click 'Scan selected plugins for strings'

-then go to WPML > String Translation
-find the strings and translate. You may use the text domain filter option to narrow down your search.

Does it help? Please let me know.

Kind regards,

June 12, 2020 at 3:35 am #6355909


Have done the "Scan selected plugins for strings" part. I managed to find other strings but interestingly not the very obvious ones. I'm copy pasting another description that I've created for a better idea on what I'm facing.

Upon going through WPML's step by step instructions at and through their forums, I still can't find certain texts / strings to be translated. This is my scenario:-

• I'm trying to translate a survey using wpform (with the survey addon)
• I've managed to translate a portion of it, but still can't find certain strings (mentioned below) to translate:-
o The "Next" & "Previous" button (when I use a page break) - however I manage to translate the "submit" button
o All texts within the "HTML / Code block"
o All the Page Break Texts and Progress Indicator texts
• I've scanned WPform plugin within WPML > Theme and plugins localization and manage to find other strings, but some of the strings above still can't be found.
• When the form is translated into 2 different languages, the entries will be saved into 2 different languages as well, is there a way I can run the form in 2 languages but save all entries regardless of the language into 1 single primary language? This is to standardize all entries into 1 single language.
• I noticed WPML translations don't work with "Conversational Forms", anyway that I can get it to work?

Your immediate assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.