Is there a way to have post objects in a repeater field be selectable in the page/post editor as the featured image of that post rather than by title?
I have a page that uses a repeater field to show the featured images of posts on the front-end like a gallery. I wanted to use post objects so that my client would only have to worry about one image representing a post in all places of the site. I wanted it to be in a repeater field so that they could reorder the post objects however they see fit.
My problem is that in the back-end, the post objects are selectable by their titles in a drop-down box. This is totally fine for me, but I feel like my client would have an easier time if the post objects were selectable by their featured images instead.
Basically I want gallery functionality within a post object repeater field. Am I dreaming too big or is there a better solution to this problem?
Maybe I should just make it a gallery since it’s all the same images in the wordpress library anyway. Yep, I’ll switch to a gallery unless someone can steer me in the right direction using post objects and blah, blah, blah.
Thanks for the post.
This functionality should be attainable with some little customization.
You would need to hook into the acf/fields/post_object/result filter and modify the $args that are used to show the query results. You can then add some logic to call the post thumbnail alongside the title.