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Last updated by stefanA-13 1 year ago.

Assigned support staff: Laura.

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May 18, 2019 at 8:33 am


I am trying to: edit woocommerce product the default language (English)

Link to a page where the issue can be seen: "This field is locked for editing..."

I expected to see:

Instead, I got:

May 18, 2019 at 3:09 pm #3839179


Languages: English (English ) Italian (Italiano ) Portuguese (Brazil) (Português )

Timezone: Europe/Rome (GMT+02:00)


thanks for contacting us.

From the screenshot you sent, the product you are trying to edit is a translation, not an "original" product so it's expected you can't edit all fields. Did you try to edit the product directly in Chinese?

May 18, 2019 at 5:10 pm #3839421


All my product is edited in the English version as the original. The Chinese version can't edit too.
All product (except the newest created) seems missing the original Language (but they are created in English version first)

May 20, 2019 at 12:06 am #3842775


and when I click "Translate Woocommence product", it only shows the newest product and only this is editable in Chinese Language. But all products are created in English version, except the latest product may me accidentally create in Chinese version first which I am not sure.

May 20, 2019 at 4:33 am #3843603


The problem has been solved by myself. I save the product original default language again, the locks disappear and I can edit it as expected.

May 20, 2019 at 4:35 am #3843605


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!

April 14, 2020 at 7:05 pm #5907585


I'm exactly experiencing the same problem. I'm trying to edit default product language however most of the options are locked and it seems wpml is perceiving it as translation not default language as it says:"This is a translation of Wooly Cotton. Some of the fields are not editable. It's recommended to use the WooCommerce Multilingual products translator for translating products." . I when I try to edit it or save it I'm loosing all variations of that product. I'm stuck I can't find solution?! Please any help?