Change Product Author for WooCommerce

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WC requires at least: 2.2
WC tested up to: 2.4.7

This makes it easy to change the author assigned to a WooCommerce product post type.

Author:Ollie Murphy (profile at
WordPress version required:4.2
WordPress version tested:4.4
Plugin version:1.0.0
Added to WordPress repository:22-10-2015
Last updated:24-12-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:4 158
Active installs:400+
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WooCommerce requires at least: 2.2

WooCommerce tested up to: 2.4.12

While working on a project there was a situation where I needed to change the author assigned to a WooCommerce product. The product author was receiving unwanted notifications when reviews for the product were being left. We did not want to turn the notifications off; we just wanted them to go to a different author or user. Changing the author is easily possible with posts and pages, but the option isn't available by default for WooCommerce products.

Adding the functionality is very simple - it involves adding author support to the product post type which can be accomplished by adding the following to your theme's functions.php file:

if ( post_type_exists( 'product' ) ) {
    add_post_type_support( 'product', 'author' );

However, for users who don't want to touch the functions.php file, or would prefer a solution that is not restricted to a theme, I created this simple plugin. Just activate the plugin with WooCommerce also installed and you will be able to change the author of a product as if it were a standard post or page.