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Problem: Question is, how can I activate WPML on such website? Which isn't publicly accessible.

Solution: In this case I recommend you to register the site once is live. No functionality will be affected in the meantime.

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This topic contains 9 replies, has 2 voices.

Last updated by Carlos Rojas 1 month, 1 week ago.

Assigned support staff: Carlos Rojas.

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August 27, 2019 at 11:46 am #4465983

levanP

Tell us what you are trying to do?
Hey, We are trying to create new website for online shop which is already working. New website is on our separate server and we access it with IP address assigned in hosts file. We want to add new language but currently only people with IP address are able to access it.

Question is, how can I activate WPML on such website? Which isn't publicly accessible. We'll need around a week to complete works so when everything is done, we can move it to live website.

What is the link to your site?
Rugbystore.ge - old website

August 27, 2019 at 12:09 pm #4466267

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

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

Hello,
Thank you for contacting WPML support.

In this case I recommend you to register the site once is live. No functionality will be affected in the meanwhile.

Kind regards,
Carlos

August 27, 2019 at 12:36 pm #4466637

levanP

I want to add another language before it goes live. There is no way to do that?

August 27, 2019 at 1:18 pm #4467237

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

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

Hi,

You can add another language by following the steps described in this link: https://wpml.org/documentation/support/editing-wpmls-languages-table/

Regards,
Carlos

August 27, 2019 at 1:25 pm #4467255

levanP

Will i be able to activate WPML license in this case? Without having website live on its domain address but hosting it on IP address.

August 27, 2019 at 1:36 pm #4467329

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

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

Hi,

Yes, you can activate the license once you move the site to the live server.

Regards,
Carlos

August 27, 2019 at 1:45 pm #4467413

levanP

I have never tried it before,

But can I add languages without activating WPML license?

Levan

August 28, 2019 at 9:41 am #4472879

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

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

Hi Levan,

Yes you can add languages in WPML without activating it. The activation is required for updates and other services like translation services.

Regards,
Carlos

August 31, 2019 at 6:44 am #4490295

levanP

My issue is resolved now. Thank you!

September 1, 2019 at 10:41 am #4492371

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

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

Hi there,

I'm glad to hear that the issue is solved 🙂

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need our help in the future with WPML. We will be more than happy to help.
Best regards,
Carlos