Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Product Variation Attributes lost

  • Resolved sophierose



    All of my product attributes and product variations have been lost.

    I can’t pinpoint when this happened as my client updates the site now and again and has only just noticed the error. The product link attached did have seven variations and now as shown has none, this has happened to our entire catalog of products.

    See screenshot showing all attributes lost:

    It used to look something like this which is a sister site with very similar products (which has not lost it’s attributes or variations):

    I don’t know what could solve this? I’ve left everything as it was when I was given it as I didn’t want to change/update anything that could of given me a clue to how the issue happened.

    If you need any more information please ask.

    WordPress: 5.1
    Woocomerce: 3.5.5

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  • Plugin Support Stuart Duff


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi @sophierose,

    If you visit a variable product on the client’s site and see no attributes or variations displaying/configured on the product edit screen that would indicate that those have somehow been removed due to actions your client has taken on their site.

    If that’s the case and you’re not seeing any attributes and variations on the product edit screens when logged in as a site admin as seems to be the case from your screenshots the fastest and best way to resolve this for your client would be to restore a backup of the site from before the client made any edits or updates to it.

    Cross testing to gain some comparison results for us I updated several of my test sites to the latest version of WordPress and WooCommerce and no variations were lost during that process. It seems from our testing that what your client has experienced is isolated to their particular install and without knowing exactly what caused this restoring from a backup they took before altering their site would be the best option for them.

    Plugin Support Stuart Duff


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi @sophierose,

    We haven’t heard back from you in a while, so I’m going to mark this as resolved – if you have any further questions, you can reopen it again if you need be.

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