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Front end form not saving data

  • I have this simple form in my front end and a custom post type in backend.

    I just want the form to post as a draft in backend with title + custom field “message” with the key “field_5e3a9e24168df”

    defined('ABSPATH') || exit;
    $fields = array(
        'field_5e3a9e24168df', // message
        'id' => 'new-message',
        'post_id' => 'new_post',
        'new_post' => array(
            'post_type' => 'bible_dor',
            'post_status' => 'draft',
            'post_title' => $_POST['acf']['_post_title'],
            'field_5e3a9e24168df' => $_POST['acf']['field_5e3a9e24168df']
        'post_title' => true,
        'fields' => $fields,
        'post_content' => false,
        'return' => home_url('bibliographie'),
        'submit_value' => __("Laisser un message", 'jcd'),
        'updated_message' => __("Message enregistré", 'jcd'),
    // Load the form

    My form is showing, with correct fields etc but when i save, nothing is saved in backend, any idea?

  • Hi, is the acf_form_head() function called before any HTML output? As explained in the docs, the acf_form_head() function is used to process, validate and save the submitted form data created by the acf_form() function. It will also enqueue all ACF related scripts and styles for the form to display correctly.

    This function must be placed before any HTML has been output, preferably above the get_header() function of your theme file.


  • Yes it was there, finally decided to do it differently having only <?php acf_form(‘new-message’); ?> in my template and the acf_register_form() in functions.php using hook add_action(‘acf/init’, ‘my_acf_init’);

    Seem that having the acf_register_form() directly in the template doesn’t work anymore in last acf version.

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