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Last updated by Bobby 11 months, 3 weeks ago.

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June 19, 2019 at 5:52 am #4048081


Tell us what you are trying to do?

We like to have all images in 2 languages, the files are already in 2 languages, english and german

Is there any documentation that you are following? This documentation I found, not gives me the best settings.

If You have a description what needs to set, right from the beginning, before we start translate would be helpful.

Is there a similar example that we can see? Nope

What is the link to your site?

June 19, 2019 at 6:49 am #4048443


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles (GMT-07:00)


The screenshot you have shared with us is the default settings for WPML Media.

usually when WPML Media is installed there is a warning notice asking you to finish the wpml setup or installation. Which runs these settings and makes sure the Media Translation is working.

These are the recommended settings but of course you can customizing them if you wish

Please do let me know if any of these options are not clear but the setup of the WPML Media is automatically done for you so you should be able to start with your translations.

June 19, 2019 at 6:53 am #4048457


Dear Bobby

Indeed, I know this, that they are the "recommended settings". This is why I ask the support, what will be the better settings, if

- we like to use per language one image (english and german)

You might have for those settings more a description or You used to have some experiences.



June 19, 2019 at 7:14 am #4048699


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles (GMT-07:00)

With WPML Media you dont need to upload one image (ex. img1.png) for English and another for German (ex. img2.png).

you can just upload 1 image and with these settings it will be available in both English and German.

if you wish to add translations to its title for example you can go to WPML->Media Translation

within the same dashboard you can even upload a different image for the secondary language.

For what you need i believe the settings are set correctly.

if for example you dont want to make your featured images available in secondary languages then you can just uncheck the options to "duplicate featured images"

June 19, 2019 at 7:48 am #4049065


Hi Bobby

So the meaning of:

- Translate existing media in all languages
- Duplicate existing media for translated content


As I understand, Translate existing media in all languages will add translation to the existing images. But if we like to have 2 different images, with different text for the file name, I wont need this? Correct?

Duplicate existing media for translated content, means for me, that I will have then one file with the same file name? Correct?

June 19, 2019 at 5:43 pm #4053615


Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Los_Angeles (GMT-07:00)

Hi There,

Please find the definitions of these options bellow , as well as the definitions of all the options can be found here (all the way to the bottom of the page)

Translate existing media in all languages – duplicates existing media into all languages.

[essentially this will make the media from your default language available to your translations]

ex. you have uploaded image1.png , then this will make imge1.png accesible in all languagaes no need to upload it again for the rest of the languages, and if you want for example imge1.png to be different in secondary languages then you can use WPML->Media Translation.

i recommend leaving this option if your goal is as i have described above.


Duplicate existing media for translated content – goes through all existing content. If there is a translation and the content has media, it will update the translated content with the corresponding translated media.

[this is for content that you have translated that include media , this will make sure the images will show correctly ]

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