Somehow, the Drupal Commerce page at admin/commerce/products/add is failing to recognise that I have product types and is giving this misleading error:

You have not created any product types yet. Go to the product type creation page to add a new product type.

From reading this discussion and a look at the code here it looks like the Commerce module on this page bizarrely gets the list of product types from looking at the menus. There's a heap of "what worked for me was moving X to Y in the menus" but they all seem to be slightly different and match older menu naming conventions. This issue appears related but isn't. I have editted the Commerce menu and would like to keep my editted menu how it is.

How can I make sure that Commerce recognised my product types on this page? What has to be where for this page to recognise product types (or even better, is there a way to make it happen the normal way via entities instead of via menus?)

I've also tried bypassing my broken admin/commerce/products/add page completely with a redirect, but the redirect is ignored.

I've also tried moving my Products > Create Item auto-generated menu links back under Store in the Management menu, and creating new menu links to those pages under Store in the Management menu, but neither works.

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Those admin pages are generally based on the menu, so I think it makes sense that the commerce module is using the menu to build it.

It doesn't have to be like that, though, you can change it up pretty easily:

function MYMODULE_menu_alter(&$items) {
  $items['admin/commerce/products/add']['page callback'] = 'MYMODULE_commerce_product_ui_add_page';

function MYMODULE_commerce_product_ui_add_page() {
  $types = commerce_product_types();  

  if (count($types) == 1) { 

  return theme('MYMODULE_product_add_list', array('types' => $types));

function _MYMODULE_commerce_product_admin_add_path($type) {
  // Method taken from commerce_product_ui_menu()
  return 'admin/commerce/products/add/' . strtr($type, array('_' => '-'));

function MYMODULE_theme() {
  return array(
    'MYMODULE_product_add_list' => array(
      'variables' => array('types' => array()),

function theme_MYMODULE_product_add_list($variables) {
  // Build up an HTML list of links based on $variables['types'], similar to theme_product_add_list()
  • I've tried using the menu callback to redirect to a page using drupal_goto() but, like the Global Redirect module redirect, it doesn't do anything - it seems like Commerce is somehow overriding all other instructions about what to do with this page? Jun 12, 2016 at 12:47
  • Hmm, if I'm not mistaken we're just using the core menu functions, but I have personally seen the problem with nodes on a D7 site ... didn't realize it was related! Gives me a good lead to track that down. Jan 25, 2019 at 16:50

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