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Problem: I am trying to see exactly what I set for "Menu language switcher" in my wordpress backend image 1:

Solution: Solution here:

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Last updated by pierre-romualdS 8 months, 2 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Noman.

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March 5, 2019 at 7:52 am #3271926


I am trying to:
> see exactly what I set for "Menu language switcher" in my wordpress backend (image 1)
Link to a page where the issue can be seen:
> hidden link
I expected to see:
> image1
Instead, I got:
> I see image2, that when I move my mouse over the language switcher, it doesn't show as I expected from image 1.

March 5, 2019 at 11:14 am #3273247


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Karachi (GMT+05:00)


Thank you for contacting WPML Support. Could you please re upload image 2. Do you want to keep background color on active language when user move mouse over to the language switcher as you can see in attached screenshot?

Thank you

March 5, 2019 at 11:27 am #3273320


Hi Noman,
Thanks for getting back to me soon.
I'd like to keep background color on active language as what it is now, but about inactive languages I set the background color to white color but it doesn't work on front-end

March 5, 2019 at 2:21 pm #3274503


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Karachi (GMT+05:00)


You can achieve it using following CSS:

.wpml-ls-statics-shortcode_actions .wpml-ls-current-language > a,
.wpml-ls-statics-shortcode_actions .wpml-ls-current-language > a:hover {
    color: #ffffff !important;
    background-color: #dd4040 !important;

.wpml-ls-statics-shortcode_actions .wpml-ls-sub-menu a {
    background-color: #fff !important;
    color:#000 !important;

And it will look as in attached screenshot.

Thank you

March 6, 2019 at 6:15 am #3277079


My issue is resolved now. Thank you Noman!

August 15, 2019 at 3:18 pm #4401887


Hi i have a big problem with my language switcher. It only shows the main language (english) on the web page. The others languages (spanish, french and portuguese) don't show to be selected as in the backend.

My wordpress is installed in multisite mode but I don't really need to create multi stores. I only need my WPML to be functionnal and let customers select the language wanted between english, spanish, french, portuguese.

Thanks for any help.