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Fields and Options disappeared from "Field Groups" section

  • Hi Guys,

    Really weird problem.

    I have the custom fields available in a custom post type when I go to edit it. But all of the settings have disappeared from the “Custom Fields” > “Field Groups”.

    In the “Field Groups” section it states there are 15 field but when you click on the group there are no options.

    I would like to retain the field IDs if possible as I have lots of custom code written to populate them.

    Any ideas on how to get them back?

    Thanks for any help.

  • Hi @engineroom

    Did you get anywhere with this?

    I have had the exact same issue happen to me. Thankfully, I have a backup of all my fields, but it doesn’t matter if I can’t get the settings/options to display.

    I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, deleting what I can find in the database related to ACF but nothing works.


  • Hi Matt,

    It turns our that a function I had setup to populate one of the dropdowns was causing the issue. The function used WP_query to pull back a custom post type.

    I altered this this to get_posts and it started working.

    I have no idea why and not sure if this is the right way to fix it but it did the job so I won’t argue. 🙂

    Hope this helps in some way.

  • Whenever you use WP_Query to do a custom query you always need to call wp_reset_postdata() to reset WP back to the main query. Sometimes you need to call wp_reset_query(). If you don’t reset WP then it’s looking at the wrong query when it tries to display the list of posts on the admin page.

  • Screen Options in top right, make sure ‘Fields’ is checked to show.

    Found this thread after having the same issue.

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