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Hey @elliot, thanks for stopping by.
The update_field documentation you have just provided is precisely the situation I’m dealing with, and it helped me sort this out in the past. There is a new problem since upgrading to v5 however! Previously, data could be saved properly by using the field_key and users would be able to immediately view the front end and see the content that was retrieved using the field_name. Now with v5, the data is not visible on the front end unless each post is manually updated after populating the ACF fields. Interestingly,
get_field($field_key) is not working either.
Was there a change to the way that
update_field() performs in respect to the
In regards to the updated field keys – closer investigation reveals that the keys were simply updated for a few fields, no fields had duplicate keys. This makes sense though – the field keys that changed were those belonging to Repeater and Gallery fields… I would expect that the new v5 system recreated the fields in migration 🙂
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