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Problem:
Dear Noman
you helped us yesterday with a workaround, since the theme author of our theme "ecademy" has not implemented the support for WPML translation management in the custom elementor elements in his theme. So we deactivated the WPML translation management for all website content. Now we are duplicating the pages and posts and afterwards turning off the WPML synchronisation. So the pages in the other languages are "disconnected" from the page in the original language.
Now my question:
If in the future the theme author will implement the support of WMPL translation management for his elementor elements: Is it possible to reactivate the WPML translation management for all pages or will the translated content be lost afterwards? If it is possible, how can we achieve that, since the translated pages are disconnected from the original page?

Solution:
For the translations that you made through the manual editor, you'll lose their translations if you switch to the Translation Editor. By loading it in ATE or CTE, all fields will be empty and you'll need to re-do the job.

Our recommendation is that you stick to the manual editor for those translations. When the theme became compatible with WPML, you can use the Translation Editor for the new translations by enabling this option on WPML -> Settings -> Translation Editor.

Relevant Documentation:
Please check the following documentation in order to check more information related:

https://wpml.org/documentation/translating-your-contents/using-different-translation-editors-for-different-pages/
https://wpml.org/forums/topic/should-i-use-translation-duplicate-or-translate-independently/

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Last updated by thomasS-14 2 months, 1 week ago.

Assigned support staff: Mateus Getulio.

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June 3, 2022 at 8:16 am #11380591

thomasS-14

Dear Noman
you helped us yesterday with a workaround, since the theme author of our theme "ecademy" has not implemented the support for WPML translation management in the custom elementor elements in his theme. So we deactivated the WPML translation management for all website content. Now we are duplicating the pages and posts and afterwards turning off the WPML synchronisation. So the pages in the other languages are "disconnected" from the page in the original language.
Now my question:
If in the future the theme author will implement the support of WMPL translation management for his elementor elements: Is it possible to reactivate the WPML translation management for all pages or will the translated content be lost afterwards? If it is possible, how can we achieve that, since the translated pages are disconnected from the original page?
Best regards
Thomas

June 3, 2022 at 9:04 pm #11385257

Mateus Getulio
Supporter

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

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

Hello Thomas,

Thanks for your contact, and welcome to the WPML support forum!

For the translations that you made through the manual editor, you'll lose their translations if you switch to the Translation Editor. By loading it in ATE or CTE, all fields will be empty and you'll need to re-do the job.

Our recommendation is that you stick to the manual editor for those translations. When the theme became compatible with WPML, you can use the Translation Editor for the new translations by enabling this option on WPML -> Settings -> Translation Editor.

Please check the following documentation in order to check more information related:

https://wpml.org/documentation/translating-your-contents/using-different-translation-editors-for-different-pages/
https://wpml.org/forums/topic/should-i-use-translation-duplicate-or-translate-independently/

Let me know if this explanation is clear to you and solve the question. Thanks!

Regards,
Mateus.

June 7, 2022 at 8:21 am #11401369

thomasS-14

Dear Mateus
Thanks for the explanation and have a great day!
Best regards
Thomas