3) They magically appear on the front end of the site.
You can’t get from 2 to 3 unless someone has added something to a template file or there is some other way gets the values form the ACF field to display them on the site. If you can figure out how the values in the field get from 2 to 3 I might be able to help you. ACF does not automatically show values on the front end of the site, there must be something in the middle.
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