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Allow null for multisite taxonomy select

  • The allow null for a taxonomy select field does not seem to be working. This is for a multisite install. I have “Allow Null” in the field settings set to ‘yes’, and also have it set as a ‘required” field. It does not allow a non selection and It gives a validation error and pointing to the taxonomy field saying that it needs a value.

  • Required means that null is not allowed even if you set allow null to true. So it’s working the way I would expect it to work. This is the case with all fields that have the “allow null” value since requiring a value implicitly means that it cannot be null. Yep, a little confusing. The “Required” field setting is a setting on every field in ACF.

  • Thanks for the explanation @hube2 – Yeah it is definitely confusing. I have contacted the support team and put in a feature request for this.

    So my scenario is I have the opportunity for a user to select a taxonomy to assign to a post, but only if taxonomies exist for that post type. If taxonomies do exist I need to have them required to select one of them.

    Any direction for this?

  • Support led me in the right direction – I added a custom validation to that field, works like a charm

    //**********Custom Validation for Taxonomy Field
    add_filter('acf/validate_value/type=taxonomy', 'my_acf_validate_taxonomy', 10, 4);
    function my_acf_validate_taxonomy( $valid, $value, $field, $input ){
    	// bail early if value is already invalid
    	if( !$valid ) {
    		return $valid;
        $terms = get_terms( array(
            'taxonomy' => $field['taxonomy'],
            'hide_empty' => false,
        ) );
    	if( count($terms) > 0 ) {
            if(!$value) {
                $valid = 'Please select a category';
    	// return
    	return $valid;
  • If I’d had a chance to look at your first reply before you got the answer I would have offered a very similar solution. Glad you got it worked out.

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