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Flexible block slug / unique id

  • Hello,

    When using a flexible content field it’s possible for users to move the layouts/blocks around which is perfect, however if I want to target a specific/unique layout with a CSS class there doesn’t seem to be a slug for these layouts, only get_row_layout().

    I can’t use the output of get_row_layout() as there could be multiple layouts of the same type on a page. I can’t append an iterative count to the get_row_layout() as the order could change.

    Is there any way of specifying a unique ID for a container layout/block within a flexible content field that will remain static irrespective of sub-field changes?

    I can’t find one but it’s very possible I’m missing something.

    Many thanks

  • Hi @studio4

    You can always create a text field in the layouts to store the layout id.

    I hope this helps.

  • Hello James,

    Yes I could use an additional field but there is no easy (automated) way of making this unique to the block: it would need to be manually maintained.

    The identifier doesn’t need to be a slug, just some form of unique id; I’ll find a way to work around the problem but could this be added to the feature requests?

  • Hi @studio4

    You can always use the acf/save_post hook to set the layout id field automatically. To update the flexible content, please take a look at this page:

    You can loop through the flexible content field and set the layout id field automatically if it’s empty.

    I hope this makes sense. Thanks!

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