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  • Any existing field groups in the theme are either registered through PHP or they are in JSON files. If you ever plan to update the theme then I would highly recommend that you do not edit any of the theme’s files and instead create a child theme and then create new field groups to hold any additional fields that you want to create.

    For the admin you can simple add this to the child themes functions.php file in order to have the admin show without editing the theme files.

    add_filter('acf/settings/show_admin', 'my_new_acf_settings_show_admin', 20);
    function my_new_acf_settings_show_admin($show_admin) {
      return true;