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  • I’m using this location setting to add a checkbox to every Edit screen.


    This is the code i’m using to remove a default function which adds widgets if the ACF checkbox is checked.

    add_action( 'loop_start', 'conditional_widgets' );
    function conditional_widgets() {
        $checked = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), '_custom_field_key', true );
    	if ( $checked ) {
            remove_action( $tag, $function_to_add );

    When i check the box on a single post, the remove_action works but it also executes on all archive page types even though the box is unchecked on these archive edit screens.

    Maybe i have the location rules wrong?

    Do i need to add a conditional tag for each page type or is there another solution?

  • I cannot tell by your code what you’re trying to accomplish and the explanation does not help.

    This line makes no sense to me $checked = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), '_custom_field_key', true );

  • This is for the checkbox ( true/false ). I could also use something like this :

    $checked = get_field( '_custom_field_key' );

    All i want to do is add the checkbox to all edit screens for single posts/pages and all archive type pages to show the default widgets or when checked, the custom widgets.

    Seems like get_field only works on single posts/pages and NOT on archive page types?


  • You need to tell ACF where to get the value from. When you’re displaying a post it uses the current post ID. Anything other than this requires the you specify the post ID. This page explains what the value need to be

  • I thought that might be built into ACF when selecting a location setting which adds the input field on all post/page types including archive archive and single but looks like i need to write the code to cover all types.

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