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Last updated by Mihai Apetrei 1 year ago.

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May 7, 2019 at 1:38 pm #3758539

Danielle Cranmer

I am trying to create a redirect from a translation's old URL to its new URL using Yoast redirects. I expected the redirect to point to the translation, but instead the translation's old URL gets redirected to an English version of the page.

For example:

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is supposed to go to

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but instead, it's going to hidden link, which is the English version of the German page I'm trying to redirect the URL to.

I suspect there's some WPML setting that is interfering with the Yoast redirects (e.g., the setting that redirects to the default language if a translation doesn't exist), however I don't know where to find or change such a setting.

May 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm #3760779

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.

You might be right and some settings might interfere with the link redirects you have set.

The option you are talking about (redirect to the default language if a translation doesn't exist) can be found by going to WPML > Settings > Post Types Translation and here you can look at "Pages" or "Posts".

If you still can't figure it out, I would like to request temporary access (wp-admin and FTP) to your site to take a 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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Kind regards,
Mihai Apetrei