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Thanks for the reply John. Through digging deeper, I’ve discovered that when creating a post that has ACF fields via the wp-api, for whatever reason none of those ACF fields are saved to the wp_postmeta table yet. It’s the “hard save” in the wp-admin panel that actually saves the ACF fields and stores them in the wp_postmeta table.
I’ve tried to find a way to mimic that but have had no luck. If only there was a way to create a post that has ACF fields with the API, and then have those fields write to the wp_postmeta table upon creation. They just don’t save to the db until the “update” button is clicked 🙃
Which is incredibly unfortunate when trying to use WordPress only as a Headless CMS, with no wp-admin interaction except via the API.
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