WPML: tax_query returns empty results in non-default languages

Stumbled upon this ridiculous issue.

Consider the following simplified code:

$args = array(
 'post_type' => 'project',

$args['tax_query'] = array(array(
 'taxonomy' => $_GET['tax'],
 'field' => 'id',
 'terms' => $_GET['term_id']

$custom_wp_query = new \WP_Query($args);


With WPML, this code works and returns the posts from the specified taxonomy and term. But only if it’s the default language. Other languages return nothing.


$args['tax_query'] = array(array(
 'taxonomy' => $_GET['tax'],
 'field' => 'id',
 'terms' => array($_GET['term_id'])   // this must be an array..

..even though Codex says ‘terms’ can be int, string or array ­čÖü

Indrek K├Ánnussaar

I'm a veteran Wordpress developer, context-driven tester, security enthusiast and the mastermind behind Codelight. I love building stuff that works and fixing stuff that doesn't.

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