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Last updated by Noman 1 year, 7 months ago.

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October 8, 2018 at 10:33 am #2795580


After installing Woocommerce + Woocommerce Multilangual on an existing website, where I never had a problem with WPML I got 2 errors:

We have detected a problem with some tables in the database. Please contact WPML support to get this fixed.


[language] => en
[context] => WordPress
[gettext_context] =>
[domain_name_context_md5] => 0f390ff6534fcdde595df30c40beea4e
[name] => URL product_cat tax slug
[value] => product-category
[status] => 0
[translation_priority] => optional
[allow_empty_value] =>



Some taxonomies in your site are forced to be untranslatable. This is causing a problem when you're trying to run a multilingual WooCommerce site.

A plugin or the theme are probably doing this.

What you can do:

1. Temporarily disable plugins and see if this message disappears.

2. Temporarily switch the theme and see if this message disappears.

It's best to contact WPML support, tell that you're getting this message and offer to send a Duplicator copy of the site. We will work with the theme/plugin author and fix the problem for good. In the meanwhile, we'll give you a temporary solution, so you're not stuck.

I report these two in one ticket, because I am not sure if they are related to one bug/error or not...

New threads created by Noman and linked to this one are listed below:

October 9, 2018 at 7:59 am #2798727


Languages: English (English )

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


Thank you for contacting WPML Support. It is safe to just dismiss that notice as it could be a one-time event due to updates, all will be fine for WPML then. We had a similar issue before but it was handled already in the current version. You are seeing this error since you are just upgrading from the old version (which produced that error) to the new one.

Incase you can’t dismiss this notice, you can solve it by removing the empty value from your database table "wp_icl_strings" using database tool like PHPMyAdmin or similar. Before doing that please Backup your database and website for safety.

To handle taxonomy related issue, I have created a new ticket since this is a separate issue. Here is the link to the new ticket:

Thank you

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