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  • Hi John,

    Thanks, this does work.

    However, unfortunately it doesn’t really solve my problem. I will elaborate a bit why.

    We usually build sites where a global variable ($post_sets) is being assigned with all ACF metadata from a post, on single pages and in ‘the loop’. This is done with the function below function.

    function get_post_options($post_id = null) {
    	if (function_exists('get_fields')) :
    		global $post_sets, $post;
    		$post_sets = '';
    		if (!is_numeric($post_id) && exists($post)):
    			$post_id = $post->ID;
    		<strong>$post_sets = get_fields($post_id);</strong>
    		// if $post_sets is 'false', we're assigning an empty array to it
    		// that's more handy for error handling.
    		if ($post_sets == false) {
    			$post_sets = array();
    		return $post_sets;
    add_action( 'wp', 'get_post_options');
    add_action( 'the_post', 'get_post_options');

    If I would add false to the $post_sets = get_fields($post_id); line, I will lose all (very useful) formatting that’s being done by ACF. I even lose the field names of subfields.

    I really only need to get rid of the formatting that’s being done by the page_link field. Am I wrong that various fields have a way of altering the formatting with a filter? Shouldn’t the page_link field offer such a thing as well?