I’m pulling this bug in from the old forum as we’re still having the issue, now with ACF 4.2.2 & WP 3.6. Once again, field groups do not seem to display according to the ‘Order No.’, and instead seem to be displaying by ‘most recent’ at top.
Hmm you’re right, on a vanilla install the ordering is working fine… I wonder what is in our dev process that kills it? I’m not too sure what you mean about manually reordering, as for me I can’t drag / drop ACF groups…
I am also seeing this issue… Custom fields are displaying on pages with the newest on top (I believe) rather than from lowest to highest “Order No.” defined on the field. Any advice as to where to look to remedy this?
To expand on this… what I just realized is that this happens when fields are in different groups for the same page. The ‘groups’ publish from newest to oldest, taking the fields within them along for the ride. Rather than displaying all those fields by their order no. Which I am realizing now is probably expected behavior. Can you confirm?