WPML is a plugin that allows you to display your website in multiple languages.
It is noticed that WPML is activated on many websites even when it is not actually being used. Why is the plugin installed but not used?
There could be several reasons for this. Sometimes the translation is not completed, or issues arise with translating elements in the theme, such as widgets in the sidebar and footer.
It is also possible that certain plugins do not work well with WPML, preventing the translation of specific components.
In any case, if you have WPML installed but haven’t used it for years, it is recommended to remove the plugin, especially if you are using an older version that contains a vulnerability.
If you are actively using WPML, make sure it is up-to-date, along with its accompanying extensions such as WPML Media, WPML String Translation, and WPML Translation Management. Keeping all components updated is important for security and functionality.