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Last updated by Mladen Andrejic 4 years, 12 months ago.

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July 14, 2015 at 4:57 pm #659146


I'm running WPML 3.2.2 + WooCommerce and the rest of the needed plugins, along with Yoast WordPress SEO. All plugins have the latest versions.

When I go to SEO -> Titles & Metas and try to edit any checkboxes (in any tab of that admin page) and hit Save settings, they revert to their default state (which is: unchecked). The text fields SAVE their content correctly. The settings which I set up with those checkboxes don't work on the front end. For example, forcing to rewrite titles does not actually rewrite them. So it's not a matter of displaying the checkboxes' settings in the admin panel.

Now, when I turn off the WPML String Translation plugin and go to SEO -> Titles & Metas, ALL the settings are displayed correctly, along with the checkboxes selected and I can make changes to them which are saved. The settings are applied correctly (for example: the title is being rewritten with the proper checkbox selected).

When I switch the WPML String Translation plugin back again, the settings shown are like described in the beginning, so with unchecked checkboxes. It looks like WPML String Translation is trying to serve translations of the STATE of the checkboxes or something, not quite sure. Looks like a bug.

Other SEO settings (for example SEO -> XML Sitemaps) are displayed and saved correctly.

I'd appreciate assistance.

July 15, 2015 at 9:16 am #659564

Mladen Andrejic


I tried to replicate the problems you have without success. So right now I would like you to do a few tests for me :

1. Please check if the problem persist when :

- All non WPML Plugins and WP SEO are disabled
- Theme is set to default Twenty Fourteen

2. Activate WordPress debug.log and see if there are any errors displayed? Here are the instructions for activating it :

3. You can also check the Chrome built-in JavaScript Console for errors when you save SEO settings. To open the console go to Menu (Three Bars) > Tools > JavaScript Console

Please paste here any errors that you see in the WordPress debug.log or in JS Console.


July 15, 2015 at 10:12 am #659633



Yes, the issue persists when only the following plugins are active: WPML, WPML String Translation, WP SEO and Twenty Fourteen is the active theme. No debug info is being shown with define( 'WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', true ); and define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );. No JS errors are shown in the Console.
Like said before, only switching WPML String Translation off brings back the proper WP SEO settings in the Title & Metas section.

July 15, 2015 at 11:14 am #659701

Mladen Andrejic


In order to be of a better help, I will need to request temporary access (WP-Admin and FTP) to your site.

You will find the needed fields for this below the comment area when you log in to leave your next reply like this hidden link .
The information you will enter is private which means only you and I can see and have access to it.

// NOTE : Make sure that you have performed the backup before you let me access the site.


July 15, 2015 at 11:22 am #659710


Okay, but let's wait about 2 days with this since another support person from WPML is working on the site in regard to another issue. I will get back to you soon, thanks!

July 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm #659760

Mladen Andrejic


Okay, I will make again next reply as private and then you can send me the credentials.


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