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We're almost ready with the planned update for WPML accounts. This change will go live during the week (we're aiming for Wednesday) and will affect clients with yearly subscriptions.

The new plans will offer automatic renewals, so you don't need to remember to login to your account every year and renew. Of course, automatic renewal is your choice. If you don't want it, you can disable it for your account.

In the original announcement, we explained that we'll be setting new limits on the number of sites that each account type offers.

Account nameInitial costRenewal costWhat's included
Starter Multilingual Blog$29$21
  • WPML core
  • Automatic updates and support for one site
Standard Multilingual CMS$79$59
  • All of WPML's components
  • Automatic updates and support for three sites
  • Usage of WPML's new Advanced Translation Editor* for yourself
Multilingual Agency$159$119
  • All of WPML's components
  • Automatic updates and support for unlimited sites
  • Usage of WPML's new Advanced Translation Editor*
  • for yourself and 3 additional translators

When you bought WPML, there were no limits and we realize that setting these limits now to people who bought before is not a great idea.

So, we will invite everyone with yearly accounts to upgrade their accounts to the new Agency accounts (which have no limits on the number of site). This upgrade will be for free. You will not need to pay anything extra and you will still be able to build unlimited sites. Anyone who takes advantage of this upgrade will lock-in the yearly renewals at $59 and still receive unlimited sites. After this, people who buy new Agency accounts will pay the full price.

Account nameInitial costRenewal costWhat's included
Agency for current clientsNA$59
  • All of WPML's components
  • Automatic updates and support for unlimited sites
  • Usage of WPML's new Advanced Translation Editor*
  • for yourself and 3 additional translators

This upgrade offer will remain open for two weeks from the time we launch the new accounts system. We'll send everyone reminder emails, so you don't miss the upgrade window.

Other Stuff

Media Translation

We're not happy with the changes that we did to Media Translation and we're working to change it again. Next week we'll have an update for WPML which makes Media Translation fully usable again, without having to jump through hoops. I'll write about it in detail. As part of this change, we're making sure that you don't need to take any manual action in your sites. You'll just need to update WPML and that's it.

Page Builders

Right after we're done cleaning the mess in Media Translation, we're moving to global templates in page builders. We already got what we needed from Elementor team and from BB team. We'll also be working with Avada, Divi and Enfold. The idea is to easily translate the global elements, so you don't need to manually recreate them for every translation.

Gutenberg

Right now, WPML works fine with Gutenberg, but Gutenberg is evolving (for the better). We're continuing to adjust our code with every release of Gutenberg. When WordPress 5.0 is out, we'll be fully compatible with Gutenberg in WordPress.

Feedback? Questions?

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