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Last updated by Rohan Sadanandan 3 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Rohan Sadanandan.

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March 26, 2020 at 2:35 pm #5770523

Ronan Power

Error: WPML String Translation is attempting to write .mo files with translations to folder:

This folder appears to be not writable. This is blocking translation for strings from appearing on the site.

To resolve this, please contact your hosting company and request that they make that folder writable.

There is no languages folder under this directory. Can I change this directory path to point to where my languages folder is actually contained?

Thanks in advance, kind regards.

March 26, 2020 at 6:05 pm #5772841

Rohan Sadanandan


Thank you for contacting WPML Support.

The default directory for languages in WordPress is "wp-content/languages"
It is normally set by default in WordPress.

If the directory is not there, you can create that directory manually & also create "languages/wpml" directory and make sure that it is writable.


April 1, 2020 at 8:02 am #5810359

Ronan Power

Hi Rohan,

Thank you for your assistance. Unfortunately, my issue persists.

To give you more context, I myself did as you suggested but the only change the occurred was the same error message but now it ended with ../languages/wpml.

Thanks in advance.

April 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm #5815619

Rohan Sadanandan


Could you please confirm that the directory is writable?


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