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Last updated by Mihai Apetrei 3 months, 1 week ago.

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October 18, 2021 at 1:23 pm #9810687

Vanessa Cain Skaff

I am trying to: Get the secondary language url /en/ to appear properly in the sitemap. At the moment the main url appears twice.

Link to a page where the issue can be seen: hidden link

I expected to see: hidden link AND hidden link

Instead, I got: The main url twice hidden link AND hidden link

Thanks for your help,
Yan

October 18, 2021 at 3:19 pm #9811565

Mihai Apetrei
Supporter

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+02:00)

Hi there, Yan.

Things are working a little differently with WPML so I can confirm that what you are experiencing is the expected behavior.

WPML puts in "hreflang" tags into each page automatically so a new sitemap link for each language is not needed. That is why you don't have the translated links in the sitemap.

I will leave you a couple of URLs that you can take a look at below:

- https://wpml.org/documentation/plugins-compatibility/optimize-multilingual-websites-using-rank-math-and-wpml/#rank-math-sitemaps-and-wpml

- https://wpml.org/forums/topic/sitemap-shows-links-to-content-in-two-languages/

- https://wpml.org/forums/topic/multilingual-sitemap/

- hidden link

I hope that you will find all the information above helpful.

Kind regards,
Mihai Apetrei

October 18, 2021 at 3:24 pm #9811601

Vanessa Cain Skaff

Ahh sounds good! So if I understand correctly by submitting the sitemap via the Google Search Console, Google will detect both versions right? Depending on the search it will show the main version or the /en/ version right?

Thanks for clarifying.

October 18, 2021 at 9:55 pm #9812901

Mihai Apetrei
Supporter

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+02:00)

Hi there.

Yes, that should happen.

However, please be aware that it can take a while until Google indexes the content of a website, it's not instantly.

You are super welcome.

Never hesitate to get back to us whenever you need more help with WPML. 🙂

Mihai