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October 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm #4695937



we are working on a woocommerce WordPress page. For the products, the customer wants some fields, that are not very important to be translated automatically and the main fields to be translated manually.

Is it possible to assign some fields to one translation or to exclude some fields from automatic translation resp. assignment?

Thanks, regards

October 4, 2019 at 9:43 pm #4698685

Andreas W.

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Thank you for contacting the WPML Support Forum.

Correct me if I am wrong, but are you referring top the automatic machine translation feature of our Advanced Translation Editor?

If so, then until now it is not possible to exclude fields/strings from the automatic translation.

I would like to encourage you to send a feature request, as it might be that such an option could be considered for future updates.

Another option would be that some strings might get translated using the plugin´s or theme´s .mo-file.

When using String Translation to translate the theme and plugins texts, you can select to load the .mo files as a backup or not.

When loading the .mo file as a backup is selected, WPML will fall back to .mo file translations if those exist in your theme and plugins. This means that if you see a translated text string in your site which does not seem to appear under String Translation, it is very likely that the translation comes from a .mo file in your theme or plugin.


I hope this answered your question.

Kind regards