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Order Custom Fields in backend

  • Hi,

    I am wondering how to order the custom fields in the backend of my WordPress site? I can order them by dragging and dropping where I would like them, but when I go to save the page and go back into it, the custom fields are all out of order and not the order I would like them in. Can I order these the way I would like them to appear?


  • Can anyone help me here? Im really struggling to get the fields to stay in order.

    Thank you

  • I am not 100% sure what you are trying to do or what is not working.

  • In the backend of my website im using custom fields but would like them in a certain order so for example:


    But when I drag and drop them into that order and click save and go back to page it re-shuffles the order?

    I hope this makes sense?


  • Are these 3 fields in different field groups or the same field group?

    Where are you changing the order? While editing the field group or when editing the post?

  • These are 3 seperate field groups, and im editing the order in the post?


  • Usually, when move the field groups around when editing a post WP (not ACF) will remember the order and it’s working for me when I do so. WP remembers this by setting a usermata value with the order of the meta boxes the last time you save a post. If it’s not working for you then there is something on your site that is causing it outside of ACF.

    Are you using GuberbugGutenberg? That might be a cause of the issue.

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  • Hi There.

    I’m so glad I found this question, because it describes exactly what is happening when I try changing the order of my custom field groups around on my site. The groups correctly move to where I want them to be on my WP Admin backend, but when I update the page, everything on the front-end is just how it used to be.

    In other words, the order of my custom field groups on the back-end does not match how they are appearing on the front-end.

    Were you able to find a solution to this? I would be very grateful if you could shed any light on this for me!

    Happy holidays,

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  • Did you ever solve this?

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