As the title states, ACF 5.3.1 breaks compatibility with the ACF Repeater Collapser (ACF-RC) plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-field-repeater-collapser/).
Even though we now have a (very small) toggle to expand / collapse flexible content blocks, the way that ACF-RC works is still better:
– A global expand / collapse toggle
– Collapsing a layout block shows the first field of that block, which makes it much easier to label and identify different instances of the same layout block.
I’m sure that the ACF-RC dev would be happy to see this functionality in ACF core (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/stopped-working-with-acf-version-531-update?replies=16), so is there any chance of this happening?
I realise it’s quite an edge case, but for those of use that are using Flexible content fields to implement page builders, the ACF-RC functionality really does help, so I’m hoping that something can be done to get this functionality back and stable, so that future releases of ACF don’t break it again,
FWIW, you certainly have my complete blessing to make the plugin obsolete 🙂
I have a whole site that basically relies on this plugin, so I’d REALLY like to see it get fixed and/or added to the core. As it stands I have some very angry clients and need to find a solution for them.
@colinf While it is only a partial fix, this pull request may get you most of the way there for some of your clients.
I’ll try to get a full fix out soon, but I’m leaning toward a fuller rewrite so that it’s a little less break-prone in the future…
Thanks – I’ll take it for a test toast and see what happens…
5.3.2 completed the addition of built in functionality for repeater fields. Not sure how this is going to affect the repeater collapser plugin.
Any updates on this? Or is this not an important enough issue to update?