Protect your sites from breaking changes in WordPress updates by making sure your WPML account renews on time every year.
Before each WordPress update, the WPML team thoroughly tests and provides fixes for any potential issues. When you keep your WPML account up to date, you get access to all of these important fixes. Before WordPress automatically applies an update, you can protect your sites with the latest versions of WPML.
How WPML Renewals Work
WPML sends an email to remind you that your yearly renewal date is coming up. You can choose how you want to renew:
WPML renewals automatically for you
Charged automatically every year
Account is always valid
Receive updates on time ahead of WordPress releases
You need to log in to your account and renew
Need to remember every year
Risk of accidentally letting your account expire
Possibility of leaving your sites vulnerable to WordPress updates
What Happens If You Don’t Renew
Your site(s) will continue to work even if you don’t renew WPML. You won’t lose any content and WPML will continue to work. However, in general, sites tend to break and their security can be put at risk if you don’t update plugins for a long time.
If your site is using an expired version of WPML you will see a notice about this in the WordPress admin. Please note that this message will display until you renew your WPML account and cannot be hidden or removed otherwise.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will stop receiving updates to WPML and its add-on plugins
You will miss new features and security and compatibility updates
You will lose access to WPML downloads
This includes the older versions of WPML and its add-on plugins
You will lose access to our support
If you run into any issues, we won’t be able to help. A common example is when another theme or plugin’s update causes compatibility issues
You will lose your 25% renewal discount
If you decide to buy WPML again, you will need to pay the full price. On the other hand, yearly renewals include a 25% discount
You won’t be able to register sites with WPML
Even if you have available slots for registering more sites, you won’t be able to do this if your WPML account expires
You won’t be able to buy prepaid credits and will miss out on a generous amount of free credits
If you use prepaid credits for automatic translation, you won’t be able to buy more after your WPML account expires. Your account also won’t get topped up to 60,000 (CMS account) or 120,000 (Agency account) free credits, which happens for every renewal
By default, WPML renews automatically every year. You can check this by logging into your WPML account and checking the sidebar for your account details.
To renew manually, click the Details link and then click Cancel automatic renewal. Be sure to set a reminder for yourself to renew every year. If your account expires and you continue to use WPML, you risk breaking your sites with future WordPress updates.
To see your current payment method, log into your WPML account and click the Modify or Details link at the top of the sidebar. On the page that loads, scroll down to the Your recent payments section and click on the latest one. You will see all the payment information for that order. Please note that we don’t store credit card information. If you need this, please contact us.
If you build sites for clients, you can transfer the renewal of WPML on their site to them. This way, you get a commission for each transferred renewal and additional slots for registering sites with WPML. On the other hand, your clients get WPML at a discount, direct access to our support, and avoid the risk of the developer stopping to pay for renewals. You can read more about all the benefits and how to do this on our page about transferring account renewals to your clients.