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How do I programmatically delete all repeater rows?

  • I have a repeater with a single field (image url), I want to delete them all so I can repopulate the repeater with new URLs, I’m currently using this:

    $images = get_field('images');
                    $index = 0;
                    foreach ($images as $image) {
                        delete_row('images', $index);

    But that will not delete the first row as it seems the row index is a normal count (not starting at zero)

    Is there a better way to do this?

  • Hi elliottc, maybe you could delete that meta field with delete_post_meta. You should pass the post ID.

    delete_post_meta($post_id, 'images');
  • Just change the counter to start at 1

    $index = 1;

    or do the loop in a different way

    $images = get_field('images');
    if (!empty($images)) {
      $count = count($images);
      for ($index=1; $index<=$count; $index++) {
        delete_row('images', $index);
  • Hi John, Thanks for your code.
    I had trouble with this today, not all rows were being removed.
    I needed to remove them in reverse order:

            $existing_locations = get_field('rp_locations', $post_id);
            if( !empty($existing_locations) )
                for( $index = count($existing_locations); $index > 0; $index-- )
                    delete_row('rp_locations', $index, $post_id);
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