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Dont show field value if a specific option

  • Hi All,

    We have a variety of fields that we want to show on the front end if they have a value, or the value that have is not a specific value.

    I have worked out, looking at the docs how to show the field if there is a value.

    $value = get_field( "text_field" );
    if( $value ) {
        echo $value;
    } else {
        echo 'empty';

    And this works great.

    But, we have some value options that are like this
    Do Not Show, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    So, how can I alter the code above to only show the field value if the options are 1,2,3,4,5 ?
    If the value is “Do Not Show” then dont show the field

    Cheers for any help or shoves in the right direction 🙂

  • You could do something like:

    $value = get_field('text_field');
    if( $value && $value != 'Do Not Show' ) {
      echo $value;
  • Cheers wpfieldwork!

  • Hi wpfieldwork,

    I am trying to make this as a shortcode – and it is working, but ignoring the “Do Not Show” and just showing that value anyway – any ideas?

    // shortcode for page
    function shortcodeinfo() { 
    	$value = get_field( "thefield" );		
    	if( $value && $value != "Do Not show") {
    		return '&value';
    	} else {
        return '';
    // Register shortcode
    add_shortcode('shortcodetoadd', 'shortcodeinfo');
  • The comparison is case sensitive so is “Do Not show” exactly what the string reads? (with Not capitalized and show not capitalized?)

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