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I spent whole day trying to solve this…
I have development server, and ACF works without any problem.
When I migrated site to a new live server, ACF values are not showing on frontend of website.
Tried everything I can, like:
ini_set('display_errors', 1); // just to have echo get_the_ID(); global $post; var_dump($post); echo '<hr>'; echo get_field('zvanje'); echo '<hr>'; print_r($fields); echo '<hr>'; print_r($iceCustomFields); echo '<hr>'; echo ($iceCustomFields['zvanje']); echo '<hr>'; echo get_field('zvanje', get_the_ID()); echo '<hr>'; the_field('titula'); echo '<hr>'; var_dump(get_field_objects());
… but all of that returns nothing (empty), except last two that returns:
Also, next two lines are returing NULL:
My custom fields are “zvanje” and “titula” (and few more, but this is just an example).
I was thinking, are there some PHP requirements I missing on new server? Or is it something with PHP version (but I tried 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4).
Please if you can help. Don’t know how to solve this anymore…
Forget to add at the beginning of my code example:
$iceCustomFields = get_fields();
Sorry and thank you!
How did you move the content from the dev to live servers?
What types of fields are not showing content?
Migration – as usual – export db into file, change all occurrences of old domain to new one. Everything else works fine without problem. I have lot’s of experience in WP.
It’s not the first time I’m doing this, that’s also why I’m bit confused.
Two years ago I migrated the same WP instance from same development server, to almost same live server. Difference between those two live servers is in MySQL – on first (where it works, installation two years ago) is 5.6.49 and on second (where I have a problem) is 5.0.12.
But, all in all, it looks like those ACF variables are not “registered” or something like that… looks like they are not “visible” or accessible on front end. Can I help myself by adding something in functions.php file or something like that?
Thank you in advance!
I don’t know what the problem is yet. That’s why I asked what kind of fields are not showing the correct values. Is it all fields or just some fields?
For example, a link field stores a serialized array. Altering the value of the link in a text file and then importing that into the DB will likely break that field. Serialized values need special handling. I generally import the db directly and then use this tool to make updates https://interconnectit.com/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/
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