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the widgets text appeared just in one language no matter the language viewed.


1 - Add a second widget, enter translated content and set it to appear in the other language from the 'Display on language:' option in the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets settings.

2 - As an alternative the widget can be set to be shown in all the languages from the 'Display on language:' settings and then a translation can be made using the String Translation

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Last updated by pilarC-4 4 months, 4 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Marcos Vinicios Barreto.

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September 30, 2019 at 6:27 pm #4667195


I am trying to: I went to the Spanish section of my page and changed the widget text and saved it. This then overwrote the English widget and now both widgets are in Spanish. This has spoiled my SEO ranking for some posts.

I searched the issue in your forum and there is instructions to go to the widget area and add some conditions but my wordpress does not have a widget area menu item.

Link to a page where the issue can be seen:hidden link well you cannot see the issue now as I have deleted the Spanish text from here are it is messing with my SEO rankings but this is the reason why there is no text

I expected to see: Each language section with the corresponding language on the widget area.

Instead, I got:

September 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm #4667571

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

Languages: English (English ) Portuguese (Brazil) (Português )

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October 1, 2019 at 5:38 am #4668809


Hello Marcos,

I have just sent you a message with my login credentials. I hope you get it. Otherwise you ask me to resend.
Just checking as I did not get any "sent" notification.


October 1, 2019 at 4:13 pm #4673921

Marcos Vinicios Barreto

Languages: English (English ) Portuguese (Brazil) (Português )

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

Hello Pilar,

Thank you for the updates. I checked your issue and see you made your text widget (the widget you show your introduction text) to appear just in spanish language from your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Widget settings, you can either add another text widget, enter the english text and set it to appear just in english or you can use the WPML String Translation addon and then translate your widgets to any language you want.

You can learn the full details on how to use the String Translation feature with these instructions:

1 -

2 -

Please, let me know if the instructions above are enough or you need any further clarifications and details, I am happy to help you with all the needed steps to make your widgets to appear the way you intend. Have a nice day.

October 2, 2019 at 7:29 am #4677469


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!