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Last updated by Antonietta Pozzi 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Mateus Getulio.

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July 1, 2021 at 9:07 pm #9115167

Antonietta Pozzi

I am trying to:
update wpml seo plug in but it does not run
Link to a page where the issue can be seen:

I expected to see:

Instead, I got:

July 2, 2021 at 4:39 pm #9121541

Mateus Getulio

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

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

Hello there,

Welcome to the WPML support forum. I'll be glad to help you!

A manual reinstall process can fix this issue. Could you please give it a try on your end? Just follow these instructions:

- Backup your site and database
- Deactivate all core WPML plugins (WPML, String Translation, Translation Management and Media Translation)
- Login via FTP to your wp-content/plugins/ folder
- Delete all WPML folders
- Go to and download the latest WPML Multilingual CMS Plugin, then extract it
- Upload the plugin via FTP to wp-content/plugins/ folder
- Activate the WPML plugin via WP Dashboard -> plugins
- Complete the setup, if needed
- Register WPML for your site (at the end of setup, click on the "generate key" button)
- Navigate to Dashboard -> Plugins and locate WPML Multilingual CMS
- Click on the blue link that says "Registered"
- Download and activate all needed WPML addon plugins

Then, check if the issue persists. If yes, we might be facing an interaction issue with a third-party functionality, in this case:

- Backup your website before proceeding
- Deactivate all the plugins that are not related to WPML
- Switch for a moment to a WordPress default theme like Twenty Twenty-one
- Try to update the WPML SEO plugin. If the issue is gone, activate one by one to see with which one there is an interaction issue

Let us know the results of this investigation. Furthermore, can you enable the debug mode? Please add the following code in your wp-config.php file:

// Enable WP_DEBUG mode
define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );
// Enable Debug logging to the /wp-content/debug.log file
define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true );
// Disable display of errors and warnings 
define( 'WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false );
@ini_set( 'display_errors', 0 );
// Use dev versions of core JS and CSS files (only needed if you are modifying these core files)
define( 'SCRIPT_DEBUG', true );

Please check the following links to read more about debugging with WordPress.

After adding the code above, try to reproduce the issue again and check if you'll find a debug.log file inside the wp-content folder. If you locate it there, please send us the last lines here in the ticket.

We’re looking forward to your reply. Best,

July 3, 2021 at 11:21 pm #9125529

Antonietta Pozzi

My issue is resolved now. Thank you!