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Last updated by bradW-2 1 year ago.

Assigned support staff: Marcos Vinicios Barreto.

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May 15, 2019 at 6:11 pm #3819393


I cloned my production site to staging and received a message at the top of my screen (see attached screenshot or link) saying that our multilingual plugin is causing our menu to malfunction. Can this be remedied?

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

May 16, 2019 at 1:20 am #3820759

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

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

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


Thank you for contacting WPML Support. I would like to request temporary access (wp-admin and FTP) to your site to take better look at the issue. You will find the needed fields for this below the comment area when you log in to leave your next reply. The information you will enter is private which means only you and I can see and have access to it.

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I will be checking various settings in the backend to see if the issue can be resolved. Although I won't be making changes that affect the live site, it is still good practice to backup the site before providing us access. In the event that we do need to debug the site further, I will duplicate the site and work in a separate, local development environment to avoid affecting the live site.

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

May 16, 2019 at 5:31 pm #3828385

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

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

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


Thank you for the updates. I took a detailed look in your website and it seems the cause of your issue is related to permission reasons, also the warning message is only displayed because you seem to have your WP_DEBUG mode set as true in your wp-config.php file (see:

Some files of your WordPress installation doesn't seem to be fully readable. Please, make sure your WordPress installation has the proper permissions for files and folders, in your particular case you can double check if your wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/vendor/twig directory has the right read permissions. You can learn more on how to edit the permissions of your files and folders at: hidden link

Related docs:

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Please, let me know if it fixes your issue. Have a nice day.

May 20, 2019 at 3:12 pm #3848245


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!