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    WE’re working with a number of product custom fields that we’ve created using the guide in “Adding a Custom Field for Products” from the knowledgebase. The fields are working and saving correctly to the database. However, since we want to enable admins to review products upon upload/edit, we want also to be able to have these fields appear and be editable from the back end product editor. It appears there’s no documentation on how to do this, unless we’re missing something?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    WC Vendors Support

    Hi Daniel,

    It’s actually much simpler. If the custom meta key starts with an _ (underscore) then the meta key / value are hidden on WooCommerce add/edit product page in wp-admin. If it doesnt start with an underscore, it’ll be visible in the Custom Fields meta box in wp-admin. So:

    _wcv_custom_whatever = hidden
    wcv_custom_whatever = visible

    Once they are all visible, you can edit them and see them directly in wp-admin when editing a product.

    Have fun


    Ok…. mark this one as resolved, simple/stupid answer. We din’t have Screen Options > Custom Fields enabled in the back end product editor. The fields are all there. Hope this helps other people getting lost in the same confusion.


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