WooCommerce PRODUCTS menu disappears with Custom Post Types Plugin (Conflict)

I’ve racked my brain over this twice now for lengths at a time (I forgot the solution from the first time). When I add a custom post type using WP-Types or Custom Post Types UI, suddenly the ability to add products to WooCommerce disappears. I thought this was a plugin conflict at first, or possibly a conflict with my WP Roots Bootstrap theme. But NO!

*SIMPLEST SOLUTION*:

WooCommerce PRODUCTS menu disappears because it is using the same MENU POSITION number as the default custom post type menu position. WooCommerce could probably fix this painful headache if they chose a different number! So, double check your custom post type settings, and try a different number (between 5-100).. like 20, or 100. Play with it:

Setting the “Menu position” (integer) for each custom post type:

Default: null – defaults to below Comments
5 – below Posts
10 – below Media
15 – below Links
20 – below Pages
25 – below comments
60 – below first separator
65 – below Plugins
70 – below Users
75 – below Tools
80 – below Settings
100 – below second separator
codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type#Parameters

About Steven Chu


Hi, I'm Steven! I'm an entrepreneur, photographer and art director in New York. Follow this blog for self expression, fun, and most importantly: looking comfortable, at ease, and amazing in your photos no matter who takes them! I dedicate this to my amazing friends who have let me inadvertently turn all of our hangouts and travel photos into a never ending photoshoot of fun. The proof is in the pudding-- our photos rock. My other projects: I'm the founder of InstaTechie.com, a face-to-face tech concierge service for NYC. Book a techie to walk you through something you want to learn! My work focuses on socially engaged art projects which use technology to create access to resources for communities. Visit Steven Chu Studio (stevenchustudio.com) for branding & design work or Steven Chu (stevenchu.com) for photography projects.

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