This is my first time trying to put ACF into a custom plugin so please bear with me.
I am looking at the instructions
What is required in the case of the PRO version? Certainly not all the dev related folders? Yes, no?
If you look at the example code, it looks like it’s referring to the non PRO version for the naming of files and folders. Do I change the code or the file names?
I did include my styles in my plugin. They are working elsewhere and are confirmed being enqueued on the front end when I display a form of the data ACF is managing, but my form now looks al strangely formatted and the fields are not functioning for editing and updating. What is missing? What is not being is not being including that ACF needs? I tried including the entire PRO plugin folder.
Have you looked at this document? http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/including-acf-in-a-plugin-theme/
It explains how to include ACF. In the case of a theme you would replace the WP function calls for getting the theme path and URI with the functions for getting the plugin path and URI