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To clarify now that I understand more:
I am using my theme’s existing custom taxonomy portfolio-category, but I don’t know how to perform a var_dump of that field (assuming it’s a field and not a subfield) outside of the loop. I want to eventually be able to use each category I assign via checkbox a link, and to use my portfolio’s existing archive view to view the posts under that category.
In my theme:
I have one category in my theme’s ‘portfolio-category’ named ‘media’ (slug is also media) and five children assigned under that category:
Acrylic (slug: acrylic-media)
Textured Acrylic (slug: textured-acrylic-media)
Digital (slug: digital-media)
Prismacolor (slug: prismacolor)
Field label: Media
field name (slug?): media
field type: Taxonomy
Field Type: Checkbox
Term is ID, not object.
Null is currently not allowed
Since I’m using a taxonomy, using anything like [‘label’] would be out of the question (right?), which is why any of the sub-field snippits I tried did not work, and that a value of 5 from the var_dump was because there is 1 field and 4 sub-fields in my theme’s taxonomy assigned the field ‘media’. So if this method is too complex, then I could resort to another option and attempt to create my own archive function in the (probably distant) future…
If checkbox were chosen instead of taxonomy, I could assign each category a label and a variable in the choices fields in ACF
So something like
acrylic: https://www.mysite.com/acrylic prismacolor: https://www.mysite.com/prismacolor etc.
would work if I wanted to set a value to an ‘href’. But…
I would have to call each subfield by name to retrieve the values from that field, right? Or would there be any way to assign a x-variable type value so I can just add what I wanted to ACF as I add more subfields? A pain, but not quite as much writing code for every subfield in addition to adding to ACF and therefore having two areas to edit.
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