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  • With both methods, then I would have to do this for each field?


    Is there a way to make a virtual click by the option page update button?


    I can not understand this exactly.

    $value = get_field('my_options', 'option');

    ‘my_option’ is whatever field name you are trying to get

    $value = ‘my-default-value’;

    This is just an example, ‘my-default-value’ is whatever value it is you want to be the default. It could be true, false, a number, it depends on what you want the value to be.

    ACF does not automatically create default values when a field group is created and it will not return the default value if a value is not set.

    Another way that you can work around this would be to create a filter for each field type, for example, a true/false field might be (see

      please note that this is just an example and you will need to test this
      I am not 100% sure as I am writing this what $field['default_value']
      for a true/false field will contain. The best way to figure this out
      is to go to ACF => Tools and export a field groups an you'll see by
      looking at each field array what is in the default value
    add_filter('acf/load_value/type=true_false', 'get_default_true_false_value', 20, 3);
    function get_default_true_false_value($value, $post_id, $field) {
      if ($value === NULL) {
        $value = $field['default_value'];
      return $value;