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Bulk Edit Advanced Custom Fields

  • Hello guys,

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

    I tried the following plugin:

    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

  • @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

  • 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

  • Thank you @squarecandy for the final tip in the right direction. Must manually enable each custom field to be edited using the acf-quick-edit-fields. Now it’s working great!

    • Rufus

    • July 11, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    acf-quick-edit-fields looks to be everything I need … apart from an issue where I can’t add values to existing custom fields (field is a Checkbox – not sure if this is relevant). It seems to overwrite existing field values every time. Is there a way round this? I can’t see any magical options to so.

    Alternatively the Custom Field Bulk Editor plugin also appears to do pretty much everything I want, and does have a “Add value” option … but that specific option doesn’t seem to work for me. Arrgh.

  • RE: acf-quick-edit-fields — it can’t add Post Object fields to Bulk Edit.

  • @rufus


    Try this plugin please: WPBE – WordPress Posts Bulk Editor Professional

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