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  • What’s the state of the art on this issue of deleting unused/orphaned field data?

    I read the long thread, which is now closed – https://support.advancedcustomfields.com/forums/topic/flush-unused-custom-fields/page/4/

    @marcwieland95‘s whatwedo-acf-cleaner seems high-risk – blind deletion of database data
    @bettylex‘s edit-custom-fields plugin was removed from the repo on security grounds but is still on GitHub.
    – Can I learn how to delete orphaned ACF fields by searching under the general bracket of removing WordPress orphaned custom meta data, or is there something unique about ACF’s involvement?

    I am identifying fields to delete, but I’m hesitant to do so in case I have no way to remember their names. And that doesn’t even include the “how” of deleting specific fields.