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  • Hey @keithlock ,

    I’m jumping in here 5 years later because I discovered a glitch (maybe a JS conflict) while using the filter of your suggestion.

    Have a repeater field with a few subfields, try setting those input fields ‘disabled’ by add_filter (or even using a jquery script loaded in admin from your theme).
    Set a bunch of rows with dummy data into “hello world” post.
    Now try to drag and switch places between two rows, and update your post: sometimes data are literally switched between rows, sometimes rows disappear at all.
    Try also to start over, this time delete one row from top or middle of the group, and update post again: the row you chosed to remove is still there while the last one of the group has gone.

    I made some tests and the glitch seems to stop when I stop keeping fields ‘disabled’.
    I’d love to offer a brilliant solution as well, but I’m not skilled enough.

    Have you got some suggestion how to solve this?

    I just found out why that happened and how to avoid this behaviour, here:

    set the field to “readonly” (required to avoid weird reaction of ACF when trying to save a JS disabled input)

    please note that disabled field are not saved and it is better to use radonly to keep your data

    Hope this helps someone in the near future. 🙂