Support » Plugin: Premmerce Permalink Manager for WooCommerce » Premmerce WPML – 404 Secondary Language

  • Hi Premmerce,

    First of. We’ve been using your plugin for the past months together with WPML and it’s been working perfectly, so well we wanted to upgrade to premium in order to also unlock the product-tag function and the automatic 301.

    Our main usage has been to remove the woocommerce /product-category/ slug from the URL’s. This was working very well up to a week ago. We started noticing 404 appearing our product categories (only on product categories in our Second language.) Right now all product categories generate a 404 in our secondary language.

    Resaving the permalinks solves the issue temporarily, but only to be back 10 minutes later.

    We run 2 languages, in the separate directories (/sv/ & /no/)

    What we’ve done:
    *Made sure that the URL Product Category Slug is indentical in both our languages (WPML String translation –> Domain: Woocommerce + Woocommerce Multilingual + WordPress)
    *Delated andretranslated the strings
    *Disabled and enabled plugins (yoast, wp rocket, jetpack etc)
    *Updated all plugins to latest versions

    We contacted WPML who states that it’s likely to be a compatibility issue and that they’ll contact you (thread here:

    Hope to receive your support on this issue as this is quite critical for our shop.
    Thanks in advance.


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  • Plugin Author Premmerce


    Hi, @akoya!

    Are you sure that you do not have any plugins that can affect to categories URL or create redirects?
    Can you give the URL of your topic on

    P.S.: We started communication about this issue with WPML

    Hi Premmerce,

    Thanks for the prompt reply.
    Here’s the WPML thread:

    We’ve tried to disable pretty much all plugins. I’m happy to try anything else you might suggest.

    System report:

    Plugin Author Premmerce


    Unfortunately, this is ghostly error, I can’t reproduce it.
    Did you manage to reproduce this error on the WPML test site?

    We haven’t managed to reproduce it yet. Will spend the day on it tomorrow as well. Will give an update here during the course of tomorrow. Would giving you a login so you can have a look be an option? If so, I’ll add you on slack. Help would be greatly appreciated as we’ve been trying to tackle this issue for 2 weeks now on our live site.

    Earlier update


    We’ve been talking with Kinsta (our host) the past couple of hours and they have taken a look.

    “The only automatic process I can think of it wp-cron. Its running every couple of minutes, and may override those permalink settings when you make them. “

    “That sounds like maybe the permalink manager plugin isn’t realizing there is a translation available to use.

    You may want to run the issue by Premmerce’s support and see if they know anything to check. Database values, settings, flat file configuations, paths, anything really. “

    What do you reckon?

    We also found that in some instances, trying to reach a URI under the /no/ directory – it returns the norwegian page (that otherwise is 404 with it’s own correct URI)

    Don’t know if above is simply the logic of WPML. We’ll update this in the WPML thread as well.

    We disabled ALL plugins and started from scratch installing only the core plugins

    WPML Multilingual CMS: by OnTheGoSystems – 4.1.4
    WooCommerce Multilingual: by OnTheGoSystems – 4.3.7
    WooCommerce: by Automattic – 3.5.4
    WPML String Translation: by OnTheGoSystems – 2.9.2
    WPML Translation Management: by OnTheGoSystems – 2.7.3
    +Premmerce WooCommerce Permalink Manager: by premmerce – 2.1.5

    Once adding Premmerce, the base product-category is removed but the problem persists. 404’s in one of the languages.

    We also tried with the twentyfourteen.
    The issue persists.

    Plugin Author Premmerce


    We are investigating this issue. Sorry for temporary inconvenience.


    We experience the same issue. We still haven’t got any fix. After disabling the plugin everything works. But I don’t want to disable it as it will damage our SEO reputation.

    Hopefully there’s a fix soon or is there anything I can do?
    Let me know!


    We are facing the exact same issues. Is there a fix already for this (major) problem?
    Please let me know.


    Plugin Author Premmerce


    Hi, @akoya, @maarten013, @99webshops!

    We fix issue with secondary category.
    Please update Premmerce WooCommerce Permalink Manager.
    Can you drop a message after plugin update, so we be sure everything works well. That’d be super helpful for us.


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