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  • I didn’t think about that until you said it. What you really need is to have this count stored somewhere else. The idea you have is right. You need to create another custom field, and it does not even need to be part of ACF since you’ll only reference it in code.

    You will need to update this other field whenever the relationship field is updated and you’ll not only need to know what posts are selected you’re also going to need to know if a relationship is removed.

    You can use the acf/update_value filter for this. I’m not going to go into all the code but I will give you an example. The ACF 2 way relationship plugin I created does something similar. When it relationship field is updated it compares that old values with the new values and updates other posts as needed.

    What you need to to is get the old values, compare them and then update a post meta field in each of the related posts with the correct count.