I have this code where the authors can see only own posts. I need the authors to see only the products they have created on woocommerce. I know the woocommerce products have no authors by default, but I can add this with a plugin. Whats I want to do is to change this snippet to limit the lists of products in the custom post type of woocommerce.

Someone know the best way to do that?


function posts_for_current_author($query) {
        global $pagenow;

    if( 'edit.php' != $pagenow || !$query->is_admin )
        return $query;

    if( !current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) ) {
       global $user_ID;
       $query->set('author', $user_ID );
     return $query;
add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'posts_for_current_author');

I believe changing the following conditional:

if( !current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) )

to this one:

if( !current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) && 'product' === $query->get( 'post_type' ) )

would do it.

Brief explanation: I added a second condition which checks if the query is for WooCommerce products where the post type is product.


If you want to make certain that the code runs only on the products page (WooCommerce → Products), then you can (remove the global $pagenow; and) change this:

if( 'edit.php' != $pagenow || !$query->is_admin )

to this one:

if( !$query->is_admin || 'edit-product' !== get_current_screen()->id )

And instead of relying on the global $user_ID, you should probably use get_current_user_id(): $query->set( 'author', get_current_user_id() ); :)

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