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    • Josh.PS

    • January 23, 2020 at 10:40 pm


    I have created a ‘Page Builder’ plugin that has 4 sets of field groups.

    Columns – ( 100%, 50%/50%, 25%/75% ect )
    Custom – ( Used if I want specific created modules per project )
    Modules – ( Accordian, Contact Form, WYSIWIG Editior )
    Settings – ( Row Settings, ie padding/background colour/text colour )

    All the above work fine and flawlessly, basically the Columns are preset in the field groups and for example;

    If i was to select 50%/50% – This would then generate the field group ‘Modules’. If I then add a WYSWIG editor in both, add an image in the left, and text in the right.. This works fine..

    But my question is does ACF support where in my example I want to put an image in the left column but then add an additional option to re add columsn inside the right half to say another 50%/50%. So my column structure I would be after would be:

    50% / [50% / 50% ]

    I have tried cloning the columns field group inside the ‘Modules’ field group but it doesent render anything in the editor.

    I hope someone can help!


  • Do you use Bootstrap? I am working on something similar, my attempt is to have standard width that you can edit.

    • Josh.PS

    • January 28, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    No mine uses a custom CSS grid system – but you change the column width classes in the settings

    $columns[‘six’] = ‘six columns’;

    If you wanted to use bootstrap you would just change it to:

    $columns[‘six’] = ‘col-lg-6’;

  • The reason that nothing shows when you try to clone the columns is that you’re creating an infinite loop cloning the fields

    columns -> clone columns -> clone columns -> clone columns -> etc...

    your sub columns will need to be different fields. Create a “sub columns” field group and then clone that into you columns.

    • Josh.PS

    • February 5, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you for your reply John,

    YES, this solved my issues. But because I am now doing flexible content within flexible content (both using cloned fields)

    The data is not being pulled? It is storing in the database correctly but nothing is being pulled..

    while ( have_rows( $id ) ) : the_row();
                if( get_row_layout() == 'content' ):
                 	flexi_get_template_part( 'content' );
                elseif( get_row_layout() == 'accordian' ): 
                    flexi_get_template_part( 'accordian' );
                elseif( get_row_layout() == 'contact_form' ): 
                    flexi_get_template_part( 'contact-form' );
                elseif( get_row_layout() == 'columns' ): 
                    $arr = get_defined_vars();

    If you see in the columns, all it returns is $id string. It seems that nested flexible content is not supported?

    • Josh.PS

    • February 5, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Ignore my previous post – I managed to fix it!

    Thanks John.

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