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Meta Key vs. Field Name

  • Hello,

    I’m trying to call a field created with Advanced Custom Fields into another plugin (WP User Frontend Pro). That plugin asks for the Meta Key of the Custom Field. I cannot get it to link up to the ACF field using a Meta Key. Is the Meta Key different from the Field Name? How do I find the Meta Key for an ACF field I’ve created so that I can reference it from the other plugin’s settings?

    Thank you so much!

  • Hi @refreshingdesign

    ACF is an interface for creating field types. Each field created will appear on a post and allows you to save a value to the wp_postmeta table.

    ACF will use the field’s name as the meta_key and the value entered as the meta_value.

    Does this help?

  • Came from Google. Hello.

    So does this mean that the field name was used for the other plugin? ACF just uses the the name as a key for queries related to the post (get_field)?

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