Author Column in Products

Show an Author Column in Products at WooCommerce Backend

If you are using WordPress for blogging you should familiar that posts and pages have author column at the backend.


Unfortunately, there is no such column on the Products page, If you are using WooCommerce as your e-commerce platform.


It’s not a major issue for the majority of users if only one person manages the shop or all team members only use one Admin account for everything.

If more than one person is managing different categories or products you might want to keep see product author all the time just like posts.

How to achieve it?

It’s very Simple:

Simply add the following code in your functions.php file and that’s it

function prefix_add_author_woocommerce() {
add_post_type_support( 'product', 'author' );

Now You will see authors column next to all products.

If you don’t want to make your hands dirty there is another option as well,


You guessed it right i.e,


Admin Columns is a great plugin to manage all the admin columns for posts, pages, WooCommerce and other taxonomies.

Manage and organize columns in the posts, users, comments and media lists in the WordPress admin panel. Transform the WordPress admin screens into beautiful, clear overviews.

It’s simple, easy to use and packed with a lot of functionality.

Watch the video below to see what’s Inside.

Should you use manual code or plugin?

It really depends on your needs, If you only wanted to show admin columns, In that case, 2 line snippet is much better option.

If you are looking for something more than just author name than you can go with this plugin.

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