While working locally, I’ve noticed that the _custom_field = field_xxxxxxx gets a random alphanumeric number (on the xxxxx). And If I create the fields manually in the remote server, they acquire a new different random string. Is there a way to overcome this issue of creating ACF’s with different random strings? I use a lot of php scripts that I have to test locally and then publish to the remote server, so I am afraid my scripts wont be accurate to the _custom_field entries.
How can I create a ACF locally, test it with a local script, then migrate them to a remote server without having to edit them.
Is the best practice to create them locally and then use ACF export/import process to update the remote site? What about 2 developers working on the same site. How can we make sure we are not overwritting someones _custom_field?
Does the import feature overwrites? or it just ignore if the entry for that metadata already exists?