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  • I have two CPTs setup. One is Clients and the other is Projects. Each of specific ACF fields.

    Clients has a field name called client_name and Projects has a relationship field based on client_name which is project_client. It nicely lists out the Client names.

    What I need to accomplish is to display the full client name. Right now it’s just the post ID for the client. See

    I will be adding code to not display any link if a certain field is empty.

    This is the full template:

    Template Name: Projects

    <?php get_header(); ?>

    <div id=”wrapper”>
    <div id=”blurb”><?php the_field(‘page_blurb’); ?></div>
    <div id=”content”>

    <?php if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <div class=”post” id=”post-<?php the_ID(); ?>”>
    <div class=”entrytext”>
    <?php the_content(‘<p class=”serif”>Read the rest of this page »</p>’); ?>

    <?php link_pages(‘<p>Pages: ‘, ‘</p>’, ‘number’); ?>

    </div><!– / end entry text –>

    <!– acf –>
    <div id=”clients” style=”width: 95%; background-color: #ffffff;margin: 0 auto;overflow: hidden;border: 10px solid #fff;”>
    <?php $args = array( ‘post_type’ => ‘projects’, ‘posts_per_page’ => -1 );
    $loop = new WP_Query( $args );

    while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post();
    echo ‘<div class=”project-content”>’;

    echo “<div class=’projects’>”;
    echo “<div class=’client-name’><a href='”;
    echo “‘>”;


    echo “</div>”;

    echo “<div class=’pdescription’>”;
    echo ““;
    echo “

    echo “</div>”;
    echo “<div style=’clear: both;’></div>”;
    echo “</div><!– / end projects –>”;
    echo ‘</div>’;

    </div> <!– / end clients –>
    </div><!– / end post –>
    <?php endwhile; endif; ?>

    </div><!– / end content –>

    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    </div><!– / end wrapper –>

    <?php get_footer(); ?>

  • Hi @crlannen

    The returned data from a relationship field is a list of posts. Please take a look at this page to learn more about how to use relationship field:

    I hope this helps.

  • Unfortunately none of them work. My code pull in the ID of the relationship field (from Clients CPT via the Projects). What I need it to display the meta_value.

    So instead of post_id 312 it needs to display Small Business Administration.

  • The Projects client information is serialized data, e.g., meta_key is project_client with meta_value of a:1:{i:0;s:3:”312″;}

  • Hi @crlannen

    I believe you can use this code:

    $posts = get_field('project_client');
    $projectUrl = get_field('project_url');
    if( $posts ): ?>
        <?php foreach( $posts as $post): ?>
            <?php setup_postdata($post); ?>
            <div class="client-name"><a href="<?php echo $projectUrl; ?>"><?php the_field('client_name'); ?></a>
        <?php endforeach; ?>
        <?php wp_reset_postdata(); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    If it isn’t working, could you please share the JSON export file of your field group?


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