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Last updated by joM-4 10 months, 3 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Marcos Vinicios Barreto.

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July 15, 2019 at 9:46 pm #4214697


I am trying to: Translate the 'Home' Yoast breadcrumb

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I expected to see: Breadcrumbs of "Home > Locations"

Instead, I got: Breadcrumbs of "Inicio > Locations"

I have read some solved tickets around this, but not of them seem to address our problem. The default site language is English and we're trying to translate the breadcrumbs to Spanish. The "Home" text is appearing in the WPML string translations, but when we enter Spanish translation of 'Inicio' it is affecting both the English AND Spanish pages. It's also notable that when we then go into the Yoast SEO breadcrumb settings, the Spanish translation actually shows on that admin screen as the current setting.

Please can you advise on this?

Many thanks,


July 16, 2019 at 12:45 am #4214879

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

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July 19, 2019 at 1:01 am #4242745

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

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Please, take a look at my private reply above. Thanks!

July 20, 2019 at 5:03 pm #4250355


This was extremely difficult to resolve and took a number of hours.

I used the test website that you set up to try and identify the problem, but things worked fine on the test website. To do this I had to install/activate some plugins and to customise the theme to show the breadcrumbs. I also cross-checked all the plugin versions.

I then went back to the lingolocate site and disabled most of the plugins. This still didn't help. I then switched to the twentynineteen theme (customising it to show breadcrumbs) and still the problem was there. I find that as soon as I view a page in Spanish it's actually updating the Yoast SEO home breadcrumb setting from 'Home' -> 'Inicio'.

At this point I think that just viewing the page in Spanish must actually be doing a database update which is updating the Yoast SEO settings. To try and track this down I installed the Query Monitor plugin. Using this I found that just viewing a page in Spanish was triggering this database update (I've only included part of the update statement):

UPDATE `wp_options`
SET `option_value` = '......s:16:\"breadcrumbs-home\";s:6:\"Inicio\";......'
WHERE `option_name` = 'wpseo_titles'

I traced this back to the plugins/wordpress-seo/frontend/schema/class-schema-context.php code:

	 * Determines what our site represents, and grabs their values.
	private function set_site_represents_variables() {
		$this->site_represents = WPSEO_Options::get( 'company_or_person', false );

		switch ( $this->site_represents ) {
			case 'company':
				$this->company_name = WPSEO_Options::get( 'company_name' );
				// Do not use a non-named company.
				if ( empty( $this->company_name ) ) {
					$this->site_represents = false;
				$this->company_logo_id = WPSEO_Image_Utils::get_attachment_id_from_settings( 'company_logo' );

I think it's basically just trying to save the attachment id setting for the 'company_logo', but because all of the settings are stored in the same field then it needs to get all of the existing settings first so that it can save them along with the updated field. When it gets the current settings, including 'Home' for the breadcrumbs-home, it's actually going through the translation, so it's basically replacing all of the Yoast SEO admin settings with their Spanish translations!

In the end I'm not sure whether this is a bug in WPML or in Yoast SEO.

To get around this for the moment I've just removed the 'Organization Name' of 'Lingo Locate' from the Yoast SEO general search appearance settings.