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fieldtype: link does not exist in dropdown

  • hi guys,

    i cant choose link as fieldtype for one of my fields. it dosent show in the dropdown (see image). Sorry for the swedish language on the image.

    any ideas why i cant choose link?

  • Hi @csk87

    I took a look in the translation file..

    It seems the translator translated both “Link” and “Page Link” to “Sidlänk”

    You could see/correct this on line 1963 of: /wp-content/plugins/advanced-custom-fields-pro/lang/acf-sv_SE.po

    However, your changes could be overwritten later.

    Here is some info on making the translations official.

    Hope this helps! Please mark as resolved if so, otherwise let me know if I can dig in further and I will be happy to help.

  • hi @keithlock , ah so because of the translation error the “link” option dosent exist?
    well i dont think i have the knowledge to edit the .po file so that the option will apear. Should i just use English language instead and the option will apear or do you think u can help me with the needed lines of code? i dont have the pro version yet tho (FYI)..

  • @csk87

    Well… my theory was incorrect. Because… with ACF Pro… when switching to Swedish, I was still able to see “Link” – it just wasn’t translated.

    With ACF versions prior to 5.6.0, the “Link” field type doesn’t exist. I apologize for pointing you down the wrong path.

    I have never actually used the Link Field until just now in my testing, but I could see how it would be handy.

    There are 2 return types for the Link field… an Array (giving you URL, Title, and Target), and simply a URL.

    While not ideal… you could use a Text field if just going after the URL.

    If wanting all of the data, you could have 3 fields. 2 text fields and a checkbox.

    Hope that helps. Let me know if I could be of further help.

    EDIT: I just Googled it, and there are Link/URL field add-ons for ACF in the WordPress plugin repository. I can’t account for any of them though, because I never used them. Best of luck with your project!

  • Hi guys,

    Elliot here – ACF dev.
    Please note that the link field was added in ACF v5.6.0

    if you are using the free version of ACF (v4.x.x), this field type will not exist. Please consider trying ACF v5 in early access: or upgrade to ACF PRO:

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