WordPress Polylang missing links

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When managing a multilingual Wordpress blog, and having posts in several languages, it might happen that some posts that have been translated are not linked between each other, with PolyLang plugin.

WordPress Polylang plugin

See below example, this published Polish version of a post is not linked to any other language, there are missing language links.

WordPress Polylang missing links : Links to other translations missing in the post
Links to other translations missing in the post

In the posts list, it is clearly visible that the Polish and Spanish versions of this post are not linked, as the option to create a post in these languages is available.

WordPress Polylang missing links : Post translations not linked to each other
Post translations not linked to each other

Select one of the posts, and go to edit it.

WordPress Polylang missing links : Edit a post to link it to its translations
Edit a post to link it to its translations

There, on the right side, in the languages section, start looking for the localized version of the post with a few keywords, and select the right version.

WordPress Polylang missing links : Use keywords to find the corresponding translated post
Use keywords to find the corresponding translated post

Do it for every language in which the post has already been translated.

WordPress Polylang missing links : Post linked to translations
Post linked to translations

And don't forget to press the update button in the publish section:

WordPress Polylang missing links : Update the post to activate the translations links
Update the post to activate the translations links

In the all posts menu, it is now visible that the translations are linked to the other languages.

WordPress Polylang missing links : Translated posts linked to each other
Translated posts linked to each other

And when displaying the post, the language choice is now available!

WordPress Polylang missing links : Language choice accessible from post display
Language choice accessible from post display

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