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May 3, 2019 at 7:31 am #3731485

Martin Schadegg Brønniche

I am trying to: create/edit/translate blog posts and pages

Link to a page where the issue can be seen: ; ;

I expected to see: 1 instance of each translation for each language (add /da/ or /de/ to any URL like or

Instead, I got:

Two of our blog posts /roadmap/ + /changelog/ are randomly getting duplicate drafts every time I try to edit them for each of the versions. Besides the annoying part of having to delete the drafts every time, recently I noticed that although private, the duplicates actually take on the real link that's supposed to be live and the live version gets redirected/altered to for example /roadmap-2/ or /changelog-2/.

The same started happening to pages as well. Currently, I'm trying to edit the /features/ page. In WP's dashboard, I can see there's one published post + 1 draft (randomly created). However, when I try to edit either of them, the URL that it displays is /features-2/ and I can't seem to find the original post (which is still live on the site somehow).

Also, it seems like there are some "ghost" translations happening that overwrite something. Yesterday we made a new page called Test Links. However as you can see in wpml-weird-da-features2.png, it automatically got translated and took over /features/ duplicating the content from that page.

You can see the 3 screenshots for an example of what's happening -- I can also send more.

If needed, I can also put you through with our developer.

May 3, 2019 at 10:14 am #3732969

Bruno Kos

Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Europe/Zagreb (GMT+02:00)


Thank you for contacting WPML support!

Can you update WPML and other plugins to the latest versions?
Version 4.2.6 is the current one. Another thing, can you please check if this issue appears when:

- only WPML plugins are activated, as it will tell us if there is an interaction issue with other plugin
- theme is set to a WordPress default like Twenty Seventeen as it will tell us if there is an interaction issue with your theme

Please make a full backup of your site before trying this or make these changes on a staging/development site!

You can use plugins such as UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin ( or ask your host to perform a site backup.

Bruno Kos

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