I have taken over a web site which extensively used Advanced Custom Fields Pro along with a bespoke theme. I am now using a new theme which doesn’t require ACF. I have a very basic understanding of ACF.
There’s two issue which are causing problem which hopefully someone can advise me on. 🙂
1. The WordPress Admin menu has about a dozen links (and sub-links) to custom fields which (I guess) were created in ACF. None of these apply any longer and I can seem to be able to remove them – how can I remove these from the WP menu?
2. The previous developer created about 100 custom fields which use the same slug as those required by the new theme (“portfolio”, “case-studies”, “events”, etc) which is causing conflicts in multiple sections of the site. How do I remove the old ACF slugs, so that the new theme slugs work? I would prefer not to change the theme slugs, as the ACFs slug were good for SEO and I would also have to set-up 1000s of 301 redirects.
“If you’ve changed themes and you are still seeing ACF fields (do you mean options pages), then whatever is being done could be done in a plugin.”
No, these are ACF taxonomy links (and “empty” custom post types fly-outs) in the main WP Admin menu (down the left column of WP Admin) which have nothing to do with the new site theme or plugins. I can see from the “live” site (using ACF) what these all relate to, but there aren’t needed in the new theme site.
I understand from reading the forum that it can be very problematic removing un used ACF fields. I’d be very wary about removing anything directing in the DB. :-0 🙂
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