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Import existing Custom Fields

  • Hello,

    I run a website with several custom fields that I would like to maintain while using Advanced Custom Fields plugin. It is possible? and if it is, How to do it?

  • Hi Mamaqi,

    Hmm… May be you could try to create new ACF fields with the same name as your existing custom fields.

  • I had thought the same, but I’m worried that doing it an existing one would be deleted.

  • Hi @kevin-mamaqi

    The existing custom fields will not be deleted. Try it out. Once created, the new ACF fields will pick up the value of the existing custom fields.

  • Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I’m doing something similar. Do you mean that if I import a bunch of fields that already exist, the imported ones will replace the old ones?

  • Hi @samj07

    You still can see WordPress’ custom fields are by enabling the Custom Fields option on the Screen Options, but you’ll also see that the fields created by ACF will take the old values. Please keep in mind that you still need to update your post to make sure the custom fields are working correctly.

    I hope this makes sense 🙂

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