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.
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?
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.
Gutenberg is a take on a new editor for WordPress. It is named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented a printing press with movable type more than 500 years ago. The current visual editor requires a lot of us to utilize shortcodes and HTML to make things work.
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