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help with checkbox and repeater in custom template

  • Hello forum! I am new with ACF and php in general so struggling a bit. I am trying to display a list of supplementary info in a sidebar which either link to pages within my site, or link to a PDF Download.

    I would like the user in the backend to be able to input the info like this: In row or column 1—input the title of the link;
    In row or column 2—choose type of link using checkbox or similar; (Choices page : Page Link and file : File Download);
    In row or column 3—Using conditional Logic IF Page Link is checked: choose page link (use drop down to select page) or IF File Download is checked choose the file to upload to site.

    I think I did that part ok using repeater add-on (will upload screen shot of general set up) but my problem is displaying the content on the front end. I can get a list of link titles to appear, but I can’t figure out how to filter the link itself (to another page or to a linked file). Im trying conditional below but not seem to be getting anywhere.

    	<?php if ( in_category( ‘farrell’ )) {
    	$rows = get_field(‘reimburs_links’);
    	  echo ‘<h2>Reimbursement Information</h2>’;
    	  echo ‘<ul>’;
    	foreach($rows as $row)
    	if(get_sub_field(‘type_of_link’) == “page”)
    	  echo ‘<li><a href=”’.$row[‘page_link’].’”>’.$row[‘link_title’].’</a></li>’;
    	if(get_sub_field(‘type_of_link’) == “file”)
    	  echo ‘<li><a href=”’.$row[‘file_link’].’”>’.$row[‘link_title’].’</a></li>’;
    	echo ‘</ul>’;
            } ?>

    Ive spent hours on this reading and looking for tutorials. Tried ACF docs (hard to absorb at my level), googling and youtube so if anyone could please help… THANKS!

  • Hey @eileen.schmidtke.

    You’re on the right track there with the logic, you’re just missing a key function to make the check boxes work as conditional options.

    You can find the documentation here:

    The part you should look at is this:

    *  Conditional statement (Checkbox rvalue is an array)
    if( in_array( 'red', get_field('field_name') ) )

    So for your code would look like this … I’ve cleaned it up and commented it a bit as well 🙂

    <?php if ( in_category( 'farrell' )) {
    	$rows = get_field('reimburs_links');
    	if($rows) {
    	  echo '<h2>Reimbursement Information</h2>';
    	  echo '<ul>';
        	foreach($rows as $row) {
        	// If Page is checked, use page link and title
        	if(in_array('page', $row['type_of_link'])) {
        	  echo '<li><a href=”'.$row['page_link'].'”>'.$row['link_title'].'</a></li>';
          // If file is checked, use file link and title
        	if(in_array('file', $row['type_of_link'])) {
        	  echo '<li><a href=”'.$row['file_link'].'”>'.$row['link_title'].'</a></li>';
      	echo '</ul>';
    } ?>

    Hope that helps.

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