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  • Hi, I know there is a general lack of clarity on the upcoming Gutenberg editor and likely changes to meta-boxes – I just wondered if you have any thoughts or advice on the use of ACF in new projects? I really need the flexible content field for an upcoming site, but I’m hesitant to use it if there’s a possibility that WP 5 could break the system!

    Do you have any plans to adapt ACF to work with reactjs?

  • You’d have to ask the developer. The best way to do that is here https://support.advancedcustomfields.com/new-ticket/

    Meta isn’t going anywhere and I don’t think the system will be broken. My personal opinion is that it’s not what my clients want and I’ll be installing whatever plugin will exist to remove gutenberg.

  • Thanks John, I’ve submitted a support ticket.

    Good point on the idea of a plugin to remove it. Gutenberg doesn’t seem at all ready/appropriate for WordPress core at this stage. Maybe it would be better placed in JetPack for people setting up simple blogs.

  • There are at least 2 plugins available to remove it and it hasn’t been added yet https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/Gutenberg/. I’ve been following it and it is not what I want or how I build sites. Most of the companies I work for have strict content layout rules and style guides and I’m not about to let a site editor willynilly play with page layout.

  • Ha! Yes, it simply isn’t good enough for handing professional sites over to clients. I’ll mark this as solved for now, though I think it’s going to be an ongoing issue…

    Cheers for your input.

  • I get headache when I think of the new gutenberg editor. I have installed the pre version and can see, there is no space for ACF field groups like the currently wordpress post or page admin layout. I don’t know why wordpress leave the good old tinymce editor.

    • jez

    • October 13, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Seems to be some rather disturbing rumours/news that this might just remove all meta boxes from the post/page editor screen.

    Surely this would be ridiculous and break an alarming amount of plugins?

    Surely this is not a serious suggestion?

  • @blackpenpress did you get any feedback from your ticket? We are reviewing our options for our publishing platform.

  • @steveguk yep, they reassured me that ACF would add Gutenberg compatibility – hopefully in time for the release. I’m not really worried about it anymore, I’ll definitely disable Gutenberg on everything for the foreseeable future.

  • Thanks @blackpenpress We are building a large multibrand publishing platform so we have to think 5 year life span. FYI I saw some twitter posts on the recent 5.7.0beta3 and showing that ACF has compatibility. Seems Elliot has some further roadmap but what is unclear. Asking on Twitter too.

    I appreciate the fast reply.

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