Woocommerce WPML RankMath PHP Error

  • Using the latest version of WordPress, Woocommerce, WPML and RankMath. Also running PHP 7.3 and I am getting the following error. Please could you ask your dev team to take a look at this error in the Woocommerce Module of RankMath:

    Undefined variable: original_link

    Thank you.

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    Hi Michael.

    Please can you pass on my ticket to the developers as they will immediately understand the issue. This is a PHP error in the plugin. I will provide a further explanation for you.

    The below line means that the variable $original_link is being used on line 188 in class-woocommerce.php before it has been defined and given a value.

    Undefined variable: original_link

    Here is the whole function:

     * Replace category permalink according to settings.
     * @param string $link     Term link URL.
     * @param object $term     Term object.
     * @param string $taxonomy Taxonomy slug.
     * @return string
    public function product_term_link( $link, $term, $taxonomy ) {
      if ( $this->can_change_link( 'product_cat', $taxonomy ) ) {
        return $link;
      $permalink_structure  = wc_get_permalink_structure();
      $category_base        = trailingslashit( $permalink_structure['category_rewrite_slug'] );
      $is_language_switcher = ( class_exists( 'Sitepress' ) && strpos( $original_link, 'lang=' ) );
      if ( $this->remove_category_base ) {
        $link          = str_replace( $category_base, '', $link );
        $category_base = '';
      if ( $this->remove_parent_slugs && ! $is_language_switcher ) {
        $link = home_url( trailingslashit( $category_base . $term->slug ) );
      return $link;

    Please forward this to developers so it can be fixed in the next update. Thank you.

    Attention: @pratik-d @toddmts


    Thank you for letting us know the issue. I was able to reproduce this issue on my setup and I have added it to our bug lists. For now, please change the code on line 188 with:

    $is_language_switcher = ( class_exists( 'Sitepress' ) && strpos( $link, 'lang=' ) );

    I hope that helps. Please let us know if there is anything else.

    Thank you.


    Thanks for you reply. I see the latest update of RankMath today didn’t add the fix, so I had to tweak that line again. I assume it will make it into the next version update. Have a good weekend :-).

    Hi DJ,

    Yes, we will add it in the next version as we didn’t have sufficient time to include it in 5th March’s update.

    Appreciate your patience in this matter.

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