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ACF Field inside Button

  • Hi,
    I’m trying to add a ACF URL Shortcode into an anchor tag to create a button.

    So far I’ve tried:

    <a class="btn ktblocksvideopop" href="[acf field="youtube_url"]">Watch Video</span></a>

    Is this even possible with a shortcode or does it have to be via the default PHP the_field method?.

  • Any help would be much appreciated.

  • This is not possible to do with a shortcode because of the way WP processes shortcodes.

    To be honest, I’m not sure how to fix it but you could try this (switch to single quotes)

    <a class="btn ktblocksvideopop" href="[acf field='youtube_url']">Watch Video</span></a>
  • Hmmm, unfortunately that didn’t work either. Is there some other way I could create a button using an ACF Shortcocde instead of inserting the field in pre-existing HTML?

  • According to the documentation it should work

    The documentation also says something about creating a new shortcode that outputs all of the HTML instead of just the attribute.

  • Thank you it’s working now, not sure why but I copy/pasted your code first attempt, 2nd attempt manually typed it!.

    Is there anyway to make it conditional so it only displays the button if it has a field value?

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