I’d love to see a version of ACF specifically intended for embedding in other plugins / themes / etc. Specifically, this would include the code needed to render the fields on the back end and the ACF API, but not have any ability to edit or create new fields nor have the Custom Fields WP menu (fields could be loaded from JSON).
The purpose of this would be to enable stand-alone plugins that can use ACF fields, as they are so much more pleasant than standard WP Metabox fields. I would happily pay for a separate license for this version over and above ACF Pro.
You should be able to include ACF to your theme/plugins by following this guide: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/including-acf-in-a-plugin-theme/.
You can also register the field groups through PHP so that the user won’t be able to update them. This page should give you more idea about it: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/register-fields-via-php/.
I hope this helps 🙂
Of course it already exists, Elliot really needs to charge more!
Since you have experience including ACF in a plugin, can you please check out my thread? Maybe you thought of the same things I did and have addressed them?
I am specifically concerned about if someone already has ACF installed, or if they install it after installing my plugin… know what I mean?
Here’s a link to my thread:
Thanks in advance!