Well ACF works just fine I promise you 🙂
What it does is create a firm API and GUI in the admin area to create custom meta content for posts, users, terms you name it.
ACF does *not* add any content to your theme automatically. It does not create slideshows (altho you can use it to create slideshows on your own).
It’s basically a way to add meta content in WordPress without having to write all the code yourself.
To do this you go to the menu “Custom fields” from the main navigation in wp-admin. Click on a field group and in there you’ll find the fields belonging to that group.
You say there’s a custom field called home slides in the editor? do you mean in the actual editor or on the edit screen of the home page?
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