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Last updated by sarah.n 7 years, 2 months ago.

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July 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm #146387


Hi All,

I am trying to import multilingual data from a CSV file using the excellent TurboCSV plugin from Chris Richardson.
I would like to know more about the way translated posts are linked in WPML so that I can recreate the links while importing.

Please help if you ever had this kind of experience.


July 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm #146401


Dear James,

You say about the format that the link is? If it is, depends on how it is configured the Language URL format: WPML > Languages > Language URL format.

Please let me know if this helps.

Thank you.

August 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm #151429


Our developer, Stephen Sinclair, isn't sure how to interpret this answer.
Could you please communicate with him directly?

August 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm #151431


Note I somehow never received the July 18 email response from this exchange, hence the delay.

August 2, 2013 at 5:36 pm #151444


Dear James,

I sent an email to your developer, requesting more information about the post.

Thank you.

August 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm #151453


Thanks, Bruno.

August 7, 2013 at 7:25 am #152566


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Hello Stephen,

This is Sarah. Bruno has forwarded your forum thread to me so I will be assisting you from here. Hope this is OK with you.

You asked: "I would like to know more about the way translated posts are linked in WPML so that I can recreate the links while importing."

In short, WPML stores data in the database and specifically in the tables prefixed with "icl_". When a post/page/taxonomy is created WPML will automatically create a record for it in the "icl_translations" table.

It then connects the original content to its translations using the integer value saved in the "trid" table column of "icl_translations".

The above is illustrated and explained further here:

You may find the WPML API functions of help located in sitepress-multilingual-cms/inc/wpml-api.php

Please feel free to let me know if something needs further clarification.

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