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Edit Slug in ACF Form

  • Can I edit the slug in an acf front end form?

    I would like to do it in a similar way to editing the title in the font end form.

    I was able to populate a custom field with get_post_field but I think there will be problem on the front end when the url changes and the page attempts to reload.

    Would this be possible.

  • Hi @frankster1234

    I believe you can create a dummy text field so you can input the slug you want and then add a function to change the post slug on save like this:

    function my_acf_save_post( $post_id ) {
        $new_slug = get_field('dummy_slug_custom_field');
        $my_post = array(
          'ID'           => $post_id,
          'post_name'   => $new_slug,
        remove_action('acf/save_post', 'my_acf_save_post', 20);
        wp_update_post( $my_post );
        add_action('acf/save_post', 'my_acf_save_post', 20);
        wp_redirect( get_permalink($post_id) );
    // run after ACF saves the $_POST['acf'] data
    add_action('acf/save_post', 'my_acf_save_post', 20);

    Where “dummy_slug_custom_field” is the dummy custom field for the post slug.

    I hope this helps 🙂

  • Thanks a lot for the code block, worked perfectly!

  • @acf-support

    Hi James

    I’m using this code and it works, but only if i hit the Update button the second time, on the front end or in the backend. Do you know why it does not make any affect after the first save?

  • @acf-support

    As it seems the get_field in this case need the post id as a second parameter:

    get_field( 'dummy_slug_custom_field', $post_id );

  • is there any way to do it without a redirect. It’s kind of bothering.

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