I’m working with WordPress 3.8.1 and I’ve populated the site using an XML export from an existing WordPress website using the WP Data import/export feature.
The problem I’m having is, that after I create a set of ACF fields, and apply them to “Pages”, the ACF values only save upon “update” if it’s a new page, and not a page imported using the WordPress XML importer. (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-importer/)
The items I’ve tried that don’t work are true/false, checkbox, image upload, text and textarea. When placed on a brand new page it works like a champ.
I’m not sure why this is the case, but if I have to recreate all those pages, I run into two issues:
1) adding lots of time to my project
2) the possibility of my permalinks changing, creating a slew of other issues with regards to redirects and undesireable links like “www.domain.com/contact-us-2
Is there a workaround for this? Maybe something at the database level?