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Last updated by Mihai Apetrei 1 year, 11 months ago.

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July 23, 2019 at 3:34 pm #4267471


I am trying to translate site from English to other languages. But on one of the pages the original language is set to Spanish so it is blocking me to copy the original english content to this spanish page, it only allows us to copy the spanish content (which is not designed and we do not want it) to the english page.

How to we tell WPML that original language is English and not Spanish? (it works on all other pages, where the original language is correctly set as english and also site-wise the original language is English)

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July 23, 2019 at 4:36 pm #4268191

Mihai Apetrei

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Bucharest (GMT+03:00)

Hi and thank you for contacting WPML Support!

I will be happy to help you with this.

I am not sure that I fully understand what you mean.

So, the way that WPML works is that you can create a new post/page/custom post type into any of the languages that you have set up with WPML and then you can translate that into the other languages.

If one of the pages was created from inside the Spanish language backend (you can switch the flag at the top in the backend area before creating a new page/post), that means that you can translate it in all the other languages.

If you would like to make that page in default English language and then translate it into the other languages, you should first delete the Spanish version and then switch the backend to English and recreate the page.

Please let me know if this solved your issue or if you still need help.

I will be waiting for your response.

Kind regards,
Mihai Apetrei