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Last updated by Marcos Vinicios Barreto 1 year, 2 months ago.

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March 8, 2019 at 3:04 pm #3293442



I'm trying to understand how to use WPML on hidden link one step at a time.

Although I have set the site to 'Dutch', the dashboard is in Dutch, the page has <html lang="nl-NL" .. in the code, still the headings in the main menu like 'SEARCH', 'CATEGORIES' and 'PAGES' are in English. Strangely, in the search field, the word 'Zoeken…' in grey is visible, which is Dutch.

How do I change these? Also: Why are they in English in the first place? Because I'd like to really understand how this works.

March 8, 2019 at 6:15 pm #3294932

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

Languages: English (English ) Portuguese (Brazil) (Português )

Timezone: America/Bahia (GMT-03:00)


Thank you for contacting WPML Support. Your website has a sidebar with some widgets, in this case the widgets titles are not translated this is why while the content is in dutch your widgets shows an english title, please, make sure your widgets are fully translated as well, you can follow these steps:

1 - In your WordPress Dashboard > WPML > Strings Translation search for the sidebar widgets using the 'Widgets' text domain.


2 - Now click to translate the widgets titles and check their translation as complete in order to show them in the frontend of your website.


Please, let me know if you need any additional detail. Have a nice day.