What kind of field should I use in ACF to run a shortcode from another plugin?
My text in post using shortcode is
Year of manufacture:[acf field = [magicdate] year_field [/magicdate]]
Manufacturer: [acf field = [wiki] Manufacturer_field [/wiki]]
Where “magicdate” and “Wiki” are plugins that use shortcode to display information in the post.
I simply can not get the value entered in the ACF field to be converted by the second plugin. The text is not converted and appears the way it is.
You cannot use shortcodes that way, that is using a shortcode to add a value to a shortcode.
Instead you need to add the shortcodes directly to the ACF field and then you can add a filter to format the value and run the shortcodes found in that field. An example of adding a filter to do shortcodes is included on this page https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/acf-format_value/