I have a strange problem.
I am running a woocommerce site with several levels of privileges/roles. I wanted to reserve a group of products for specific users and was anticipating modifying the user capabilities so that group could see the "private" products.
However: after setting a product page to private I went to the front end as administrator and the product was not visible. I returned the page to public and the item re-appears. I've exhausted the investigation for capabilities as admin at level 10 should be able to see private posts. As a matter of fact all the capabilities are selected for private posts using a capabilities management plugin.
Anyone want to venture an opinion as to why an admin would not be able to see a private post?
Just to be clear; I am using private (NOT password protected hidden)