Category: Advanced Custom Fields

Set Default Styling for Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) Block Editor in Edit Mode

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 30, 2019

I’ve been starting to heavily use custom Gutenberg Blocks created with Advanced Custom Fields in all new projects. This post won’t cover how to create custom Gutenberg Blocks with ACF (See this post from Bill Erickson for that). In this post I will give you some simple SCSS to ensure the block editor (when in […]

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Change post_content and post_title labels on front end ACF form (acf_form)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 18, 2019

The acf_form() functionality is a pretty amazing tool. It allows you to quickly and easily create front end forms for users to do a wide variety of things from submitting posts and custom post types to editing current posts. In this tutorial we’ll go over how to modify the lables for the post_content and post_title […]

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Auto-Populate Gravity Forms Select Dropdown with values from Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on January 4, 2019

In a recent project I was tasked with populating a custom post type with user submitted forms for active members. This handy plugin takes care of allowing CPT creation directly via Gravity Form submissions, so that part was simple. One of the fields in the form was a department dropdown. While creating the select field […]

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Advanced Custom Fields with Gutenberg – A Vision

Posted by Matt Whiteley on March 28, 2018

First and foremost, this post is simply my vision for what ACF could be with Gutenberg. None of this is actually in production, development or anything of the sort, nor does the team at ACF have anything to do with this post. It would simply be REALLY COOL if this is how it turned out. […]

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Create a WordPress Admin Video Tutorials Section with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on November 7, 2017

A nice little finishing touch to each of my development projects is providing the client with some video tutorials. These videos show the end user how to edit different sections of the site; primarily custom areas that have some sort of special functionality. Users can use these as a quick reference guide when they want […]

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Update ACF Field After Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) Purchase

Posted by Matt Whiteley on October 9, 2017

Creating custom functionality that helps me work efficiently is vital to improving my overall productivity. Many of the functionality snippets I create are tedious to setup, but address long term productivity and automation. The tutorial below is an example of such functionality. The Goal – Automatically update the value of an ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) […]

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Creating a Simple Support Ticket System with Gravity Forms and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on June 26, 2017

In the process of migrating all of Creative Pixels Media’s clients and framework directly in to Whiteley Designs the question of a support ticket system was on the table. I typically work very closely with all of my clients and don’t intend scale to a point that would require a robust support system in the […]

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Plotting Locations on a Google Map using Advanced Custom Fields

Posted by Matt Whiteley on March 3, 2017

In this tutorial I will go over plotting locations on a Google Map using Advanced Custom Fields. The base of the code used to accomplish this is directly from the Advanced Custom Fields documentation found here. Creating the Google Map Fields with Advanced Custom Fields First, let’s create an ACF repeater field. Inside this repeater […]

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Date Controlled Lightboxes With Advanced Custom Fields

Posted by Matt Whiteley on February 21, 2017

In a recent project I was asked the best way to promote upcoming camp programs for an athletic facility. One option was to add a new section to the home page. This would be a bit out-of-flow and we felt it wasn’t the best approach. We decided to use a simple light-box that would show […]

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A Review of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

Posted by Matt Whiteley on June 26, 2015

A brief description on why Advanced Custom Fields is now an essential part of my work-flow to ensure a great user experience and an efficient development process.

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