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  • Not sure if this is the correct usage, but I hit on “acf/update_value” and that seems to be working well. In the function I created, I only do anything if the value comes in empty. So for a new post, if the user has not opted to paste in a custom URL, I see a blank value and then go and fetch and decode the json from vimeo to get the video’s thumbnail URL and then set it.

    Subsequent edits of the page will similarly hit my “is it defined?” check and skip this. If the user wants to force a check for a new thumbnail for some reason they can blank out the URL and hit “submit” and the blank form will trigger another fetch. This seems pretty sane I think?