WooCommerce “You are not allowed to manage these items” error

Remi | December 9, 2015 | in WooCommerce

So… you updated your WooCommerce shop to WordPress 4.4 and now you get that strange error message when trying to configure your WooCommerce attributes terms?

You are not allowed to manage these items.

[EDIT]: this has been fixed only a couple hours after the bug was found. See commit.

Here is what it looks like in the WordPress dashboard:


Well, WooCommerce devs are aware of it, and it’s been fixed but not deployed yet. But until the next WooCommerce update, there’s a quick and easy workaround.

Simply open /wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-post-types.php and change line 187 from

'show_ui' => false,


'show_ui' => true,

That should solve the issue ;-)

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About the author Remi: Hey! My name is Rémi Corson, i'm a WordPress Expert Developer, i create high level themes and plugins, and i provide free stuff every week on this website!

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