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Feature Request: 2 Step Delete

  • I know that changes don’t take effect until someone updates a post containing your custom field data regarding additions and deletions etc.

    But it is alarmingly easy to delete a row from a repeater, would it be possible to add some type of optional speed bump to that process?

    A prompt or nag pop up that asks “Are you sure you want to delete this?”, I think would be a welcome addition, especially for those who pass off content input and such to maybe not so mindful types.

  • Hi @traviskelleher

    Thanks for the feature request. I do agree that this prompt is a good idea, however I feel that many devs would become frustrated at the decrease in speed to operate the repeater field.

    I think a good solution at the moment would be to add a custom prompt like so:

    add_action('acf/input/admin_footer', function(){
    	<script type="text/javascript">
    	(function($) {
    		$('body').on('click', '.acf-repeater-remove-row', function( e ){
    			return confirm("are you sure?");


  • Hi guys!

    I think this is a good idea, have a confirmation as part of ACF.

    In some cases another users (which aren’t developers) uses the fields to insert/alter/remove data in posts, pages, etc.

    Usually, these users don’t have so much “developer” skills, and deletes a field as a mistake. It already happened with a client, and is a little frustrating for the user (depending on the field deleted, a lot of work could be lost).

    An idea is to do as the guys at MailChimp does: when deleting a block, a dialog appears. This dialog have an information about “how to delete a block without dialog”, which is “hit ALT to delete without asking”.

    So, if a read this info, next time I know how to delete without ask.

    By the way, I really LOVE ACF. Thanks, E!

    PS.: I’ve tried to make the JS above work, but till now it didn’t work.


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