Skip Navigation

This is the technical support forum for WPML - the multilingual WordPress plugin.

Everyone can read, but only WPML clients can post here. WPML team is replying on the forum 6 days per week, 22 hours per day.


This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices.

Last updated by Osama Mersal 2 months, 1 week ago.

Assigned support staff: Osama Mersal.

Author Posts
April 2, 2021 at 1:26 am #8451969



This is my website hidden link
and this is the staging site hidden link

We have problem with the speed causign from the plugin.

As discuss, below is what you can forward to WPML. Even without WPML, the site would need improvement in terms of speed, both in the theme and addressing other plugins, but WPML and it's extra plugins are collectively causing the single biggest speed hit on the server side.

The String Translations plugin is causing the biggest speed hit, with several database queries each adding around 0.1 seconds to load time. Disabling this plugin cuts page generation in half, literally, for some pages. Please can you have a look.

Disabling the rest of the WPML plugins reduces page load time by around another 50%.

April 5, 2021 at 8:33 am #8465179

Osama Mersal

Languages: English (English ) Arabic (العربية )

Timezone: Africa/Cairo (GMT+02:00)


Thanks for contacting WPML forums support. I’ll be glad to help you today.

1) We are sorry for the late reply. Could you please go to WPML-> String Translation and check that "Track where strings appear on the site" and "Auto register strings for translation" features are disabled? (Kindly check the attached screenshot)

2) WPML is a complex plugin that needs some resources, but I think you have many plugins, making it worse because WPML is working under the hood to make all of them translatable. (Kindly check this

To debug the performance issue you have, kindly check the following guides.

Kindly after installing Query Monitor on your staging site and check, let me know what you found.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience



The topic ‘[Closed] WPML speed hit’ is closed to new replies.