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W2Q: WPML to qTranslate


Migrates WPML translations to qTranslate.

Compatible with:
qTranslate X,
qTranslate Slug,
WooCommerce & qTranslate-X (best used in combination with qTranslate X) and
qTranslate support for WooCommerce

Might be compatible with other qTranslate forks and helper-plugins as well, but not tested.

Goodbye WPML, Hello qTranslate!

Note: This plugin will save you a lot of work, but more configuration and tweaking might be necessary.


  1. Upload the plugin in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or automatically install it through the ‘New Plugin’ menu in WordPress
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

WPML to qTranslate Migration

  1. Create a non-production environment to perform the migration. Make sure you have a backup if you want to migrate the production environment.
  2. Disable WPML
  3. Install and configure qTranslate X (or any other fork). Test if your environment is still ok.
  4. Go to Settings – W2Q: WPML to qTranslate and press ‘Execute’
  5. Wait…
  6. Test your environment. Some tweaks might be required.
  7. Make a donation. Greatly appreciated!


How does it work

The plugin walks through all source elements from the wp_icl_translations table (source element is the element in the ‘original language’).
if the element is a post (post_) or a taxonomy (tax_) it will be migrated:
The translations for the element will be merged with the source element.
If the element is a post, any comments for the post will also be attached to the source element.
Once merged, the translation posts/taxonomies will be removed from the database.

Will it migrate strings translations?

No. Only posts, taxonomies and terms will be migrated.

Will all my URLs stay the same?

No, slugs are not migrated by default. Some urls will break. If the ‘qTranslate Slug’-plugin is installed during migration, the slugs for posts and terms will also be translated for you. Note: the taxonomy slugs will not be translated (e.g. /product-cat/ )

Can I make a donation?

Sure! This is the link. Greatly appreciated!


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Contributors & Developers

“W2Q: WPML to qTranslate” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • FIX: Save terms in wp_option ‘qtranslate_term_name’ instead of using language tags


  • Added some documentation and urls to the referred plugins in the admin interface


  • First public version