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Field labels are being auto translated

  • I want the labels to be named as I defined them – however since I am on a german wordpress installation, some field labels I named in a more generic way (like “Style”) are automatically being translated to german… Any way to disable that?

  • Hi @baumgarn

    Could you please tell me which translation plugin are you using now? If it’s WPML, I believe you can disable the translation of field groups from WPML -> Translation management page. This page should give you more idea about it:

    I hope this helps.

  • No translation plugin!

    Problem persists with ACF as the only installed plugin – just the language of wordpress installation is set to german …

    For example: wp-admin menu “Appearance” is called “Design” in the german translation (ridiculous, right?). In consequence, if I name a custom field “appearance” its name changes to “design” right after I publish.

  • Hi @baumgarn

    That’s weird. I have tried it and couldn’t reproduce it on my end. I’ve attached a screenshot for your reference. Do you have a function that causes this behaviour in your theme? Could you please try to reproduce the issue on one of the WordPress’ stock themes (like Twenty Fifteen) with other plugins deactivated?


  • Hi James,

    can you try it with leading captial letters? I reproduced this in stock conditions – lowercase was fine, capital letters are required to trigger the translation. Anything that equals an internal wordpress label is being translated.

  • Hi @baumgarn

    Unfortunately, I still can’t reproduce the issue. I’ve attached some screenshots for your reference.

    Could you please try it on another server or your localhost?

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