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  • Hi @katmoody

    The ‘lite version’ you speak of was the first attempt at a theme ready ACF. It is basically ACF v3 with a few admin files removed.

    Nowadays, ACF is in v4 and contains a constant ACF_LITE which can be defined to enable this mode.

    What you will need to do is remove the require code that is including acf lite. The wp-admin should still work correctly. If not, you will need to find any ACF code in the theme’s functions.php file and comment it out temporarily.
    Head over to the plugins admin page and download the latest ACF v4.

    Your fields are most likely not saved in the DB, but instead saved to a file which will be included somewhere in your theme. I’m not sure if there is a way to migrate this file data into the DB so you can edit it, but that will be up to you.

    Good luck