I’m having a strange issue where a repeater field isn’t loading the saved values in the back-end. The front end is still pulling the correct values, however. We’re using WP 4.6.1 & ACF 5.5.1 (updated today).
Admin shows blank, front end shows the URL from the linked file, and the document name shows up correctly on the page.
That’s weird. Have you just updated ACF? If you have, could you please make sure that the database is upgraded correctly?
Also, could you please create a new post and check if it is working there? If it’s, then could you please check if there are differences in the database? You can check it in the
wp_postmeta table (if it’s assigned to posts).
Just wanted to add to this that we’re having the same issues with a large client. Running ACF Pro 5.5.1. After saving various inputs on a repeater, then fields are empty on the page reload. The front-end however using default ACF functions pulls out the updated values.
When you updated the ACF, you should see a notice that asks you to upgrade the database. I’ve attached a screenshot for your reference. If you don’t see it, then your database is not upgraded yet.
If you have a backup of your site before updating ACF, I suggest you restore it and then deactivate the other plugins you have and change your theme to WordPress’ stock theme (such as Twenty Sixteen).
Also, I suggest you increase the PHP maximum execution time in case you have a lot of data in your database. This page should give you more idea about it: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5164930/fatal-error-maximum-execution-time-of-30-seconds-exceeded.
After that, kindly try to update ACF again and then upgrade the database when requested.
If the issue persists, could you please open a new ticket and provide temporary admin credentials to your site? You can open a new ticket here: https://support.advancedcustomfields.com/new-ticket. Also, please don’t forget to explain the issue again and provide the link to this thread.
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