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  • While Kevin’s suggestion will get done what you want to do, I find it a much better alternative to check fields in the template. For example, I would never add something like

    <span><?php the_field('my-field'); ?></span>

    without checking to see if it has a value first

      if (get_field('my-field')) {
        ?><span><?php the_field('my-field'); ?></span><?php 

    Since I’m already checking the value I would alter my check to:

      $value = get_field('my-field');
      if (!$value) {
        $value = 'my default value';
    ?><span><?php echo $value; ?></span>

    This makes in unnecessary for me to retroactively add the field to the database.