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Label from Text Field for Featured Content blocks

  • Adding a customizable label on Featured Content layouts would be HUGE. So that when they are rolled up you can get an idea of what is inside.

    My idea would be to insert a new option on Text Fields that are INSIDE of flexible content layouts which could be a switch/checkbox for “Use this value for Flexible Content label”.

    So what I usually do is have a text field which serves as the header (or some other data inside the content) that would be perfect for using as the label of the FC block.

    Something like this:
    Flexible Content backend screenshot

    This way, when all of the FC blocks are “rolled up” you can move them around based on this label. Currently it just uses the FC block layout label – which doesn’t tell you much about what is inside of that block.

    Field screenshot

  • I will flag this for review by the developer.

    • randost

    • August 4, 2015 at 8:35 am

    HUGE +1 on this proposed feature.

    • Elliot

    • August 4, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Hi guys,

    I like the feature request and I’ll definitely look into it.

  • Great! Thanks Elliot!

    • Fletch

    • August 12, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I’ll second this request! Jim, I like your idea of the option to use a text field as the label. One downside to that is if there is no text field with the FC block. For example, I have FC fields that are just one wysiwyg field.

    Extending your idea, I’d add a conditional option to add a text field for the custom label. Or, just create a standard text field for the custom label.

    I actually created a quick hack of the acf plugin to do this. Would love this added to ACF as a feature. I posted it here:

    ACF Flexible Content Custom Labels

    • advoor

    • September 15, 2015 at 1:40 am

    This would be a great add on and really help with huge pages and complex data!

  • I would love this feature as well. I see that this feature has been added for the repeater field, and it is great! Would be even better if the exact same implementation was made for Flexible Content.

  • Thanks Elliot!

    I’ve been using this feature since it was introduced a few versions back and my flexible content fields are much more organized! Makes for a much better experience for the client to see an overview of the sections at a glance. I appreciate the recent improvements to the plugin! Keep up the great work!


    • Fletch

    • September 7, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for adding this – really helps with organizing content.

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