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  • Hello guys,

    I am looking for a way to bulk edit advanced custom fields.

    I tried the following plugin:

    Custom Field Bulk Editor
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-field-bulk-editor/

    I tried to bulk edit with the key and the field name.

    However, this does not work.

    Any suggestions/solution – SQL, PHP Code or Plugins – to bulk edit advanced custom fields?

  • Have you seen this https://github.com/mcguffin/acf-quick-edit-fields

  • @hube2 Thx for your reply!

    The proposed plugin does not work, as I do not see any edit fields either in my custom post type nor in any other screens. Where should be the input of this plugin?

    My ACF Version is 5.3.7.

  • Honestly, I don’t know, I did a for acf bulk edit and it came up. The plugin is for the quick edit. I assume this means that if you’re on the posts list page in the admin and clicked the “Quick Edit” link.

    There have been many requests here for a bulk editor for ACF fields. There is not a solution for bulk editing ACF fields that I’m aware of.

    This plugin also provides support for ACF fields https://www.admincolumns.com/features/

  • acf-quick-edit-fields seems to work only for posts.

  • Correction, it does not work when rule is other than post type: Page.

  • Yeah, huh? How does that work? I simply cannot figure out where to edit multiple custom post type using it. Is there a written manual somewhere!?

    • ilokano

    • October 12, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Stumbled on this topic from Google while searching for a solution to the same problem. The link from John Huebner worked perfectly for my custom post type with ACF Pro.

  • Yes – acf-quick-edit-fields is awesome and works great.

    You do need to read the setup instructions

    1) You must download from the releases page unless you want to build it yourself using npm and gulp. Don’t just try to use the default github zip.

    2) You must go into your ACF field settings and check the boxes for each field you want to be editable by quickedit or bulk edit. (or add new settings 'allow_quickedit' => 1, 'allow_bulkedit' => 1, in the PHP if you manage your fields settings in PHP)

    I’ve also used Admin Columns Pro and that’s pretty great too…

  • acf-quick-edit-fields is great – dead simple to use

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