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Getting get_field outside block loop

  • Hi,

    I’ve sent a ticket to support but thought I’d try on here.

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to get_field() outside block?

    So you can do a unique get_posts(). Then you can parse_blocks().

    This will give you an array of block id’s but doesn’t allow you to get_field() still.

    Was hoping I can get_field( ‘the_field’, ‘block_id’ ), but it didn’t work, so I cannot see any other way of getting block fields without being inside the block.

    Hope that makes sense.


    • macemmek

    • February 16, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Hi, I think that parsing blocks is the only way as the field values are not stored in the database but within the post content.

    Look at this:

    <!-- wp:acf/overview {"id":"block_5c582992decfd","data":{"my-overview-content":{"my-overview-content-lead":"Here we've got our report overview with all these fancy links."},"my-overview-background":{"my-overview-background-image":""}},"name":"acf/overview","mode":"preview","className":"is-style-default"} /-->

    Maybe you can write a nice & useful function get_block_field() and share here. πŸ™‚

  • I did a quick blog post about that last week, as I needed a quick way to retrieve any block data.
    Check it out if you like


  • Nice, I did something similar in the end as it was the only way. However, I’d urge core to allow/introduce the get_field('field', 'block_id') method as it makes so much sense and works well with everything else.

  • @portalzine nice example. Inspired by your example I created this utility class for getting a specific block using block_id and post_id – might be useful for others.

    • micqey

    • August 26, 2020 at 4:01 am

    @jenssogaard Well done! Thank you!

    Following your lead I added recursion to easily access nested blocks.

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