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  • Removed a notice to activate the translation feedback for sites uprgrading from WPML older than 3.8.0
  • Updated the flag for Arabic language


  • Fixed an issue where the same-name taxonomy term was not displayed in term translation
  • Fix an AJAX call to get the current admin URL in case the user changes it
  • Fix an error in BuddyPress when applying the page_link WordPress filter.
  • Fix an issue which prevented Elementor to open in secondary language.
  • Fixed a fatal error when accessing Translation Feedback when the Translation Management is disabled.
  • Fixed an issue with the dollar sign in the page builder translation.
  • Fixed icons in “How to Translate” links.
  • Fixed an issue when getting posts inside of an AJAX call and modifying the “term” clause.
  • Fix a locale code for Ukrainian and Nepali Languages.
  • Fixed the missing custom types in the inactive contents.
  • Fixed the “How to translate” link in order to redirect user to documentation when user doesn’t allow WPML to share compatibility information from the local site with OnTheGoSystem’s servers.
  • Fixed an issue when converting URL which contains a port number.
  • Fixed an issue when getting the host from the HTTP_HOST global for filtering the site_url.
  • Fixed the catchable fatal error when term_id is different from term_taxonomy_id, and taxonomy is displayed as translated.
  • Do not run the posts’ translation update logic when updating the post from the front-end (e.g., when purchasing a product which updates the stock).
  • Fix the flag fo both traditional and simplified Chinese.

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2 Responses to “4.0.8”

  1. Fix the flag fo both traditional and simplified Chinese.
    It looks the same flag of China right now… it is harder to read, make the traditional chinese flag back to Taiwan or Hong Kong please

  2. Hello Lawrence,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    We’ve changed the traditional Chinese flag to use the same as the simplified Chinese because we’ve got complaints about the fact that the Taiwan republic is not recognized by the mainland Chinese government.

    However, the main issue is that languages do not represent countries and countries does not represent languages.

    We provide the ability to match a flag to a language because that’s a very common practice when displaying language switcher.
    And in many cases, that’s not an issue as languages and their variations match countries.

    But Chinese variations and a few other languages are exceptions.

    We could have used the Hong Kong flag, but other users could have complained that they don’t get the flag of Taiwan, Macau or China.

    Therefore we’ve decided to use the same flag for both Chinese variations.

    As users are still free to customize the language flag used for each country, we prefer to leave this decision to each site admin, so to meet their specific needs.

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