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  • no worries, see attached!

    in case it helps I’m on WordPress v4.4.1.

    The Field Group is associated with a very simple custom widget that is essentially just an empty shell for ACF, here’s the code:

    	class SECallToActionWidget extends WP_Widget {
    		public function __construct() {
    				'Call to Action', 
    				array( 'description' => 'Displays a call to action tile', ) 
    		public function widget( $args, $instance ) {
    			// Loads theme file to handle ACF fields on front end
                include (THEME_FILE_PATH.'widget-call-to-action.php');			
    		public function update( $new_instance, $old_instance ) {
    		    $instance = $old_instance;		    
    		    return $instance;

    One other thing i notice is that if i do anything to the form that triggers js (such as selecting a “Link Type” radio button, which causes other fields to hide/show) the tabs then snap into action.

    So i’m guessing the JS that sets up the tabs is firing too early, or not at all, when the user expands a widget option box.