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Custom Post Overview Field Won't Update

  • I have a post overview ACF but when I update the post along with the post overview and hit update everything updates except the ACF post overview field. I’ve cleared cache many times, tried on a private browser, etc.

    I think for some reason the old value for the custom field is not being overwritten. I did change the field name from post-overview to post_overview to work with the Yoast SEO plugin as a custom excerpt field. Maybe this created a duplicate table in the database instead of modifying the existing table?

    I tried disabling all plugins and switching themes and it didn’t fix the issue.

  • I’m running ACF v5.8.2 & WP v5.2.2

  • I figured out the problem. In the template file I was still calling “post-overview” instead of “post_overview” field. Strangely “post-overview” still worked even though I changed the custom field name. I assume this is because it didn’t overwrite the previous field but just created a new custom field with the underscore.

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