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User Field In A Repeater

  • Hi,

    I’m trying to get a User from a User field to show on the front end. It’s in a Repeater. The setup is a Repeater field called ‘staff_notes’ and a User sub_field called ‘staff_member’

    What I want is to output the display name with a link to the user’s profile, but even just getting the name would be a start. I’ve looked at the documentation and this is the code I tried:

    if( have_rows('staff_notes') ): ?>
    <?php while ( have_rows('staff_notes') ) : the_row(); ?>
    <?php $user = get_sub_field('staff_member');
    if( $user ): ?>
    <h3><?php echo $user['display_name']; ?></h3>
    <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    The User sub_field is using the Array return type with single select, so I saw this code here:

    $user = get_field("user_field");
    if( $user ): ?>
    <div class="author-box">
        <h3><?php echo $user['display_name']; ?></h3>
        <?php if( $user['user_description'] ): ?>
            <p><?php echo $user['user_description']; ?></p>
        <?php endif; ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    But even changing get_field to get_sub_field (since it’s in a Repeater) didn’t seem to work.

    That’s why I added the code for while (have_rows), but I’m still not getting results. I also tried changing the return type (object and ID) and tried changing the User field to a multiselect and using the code for that on the above URL.

    How would I get the User’s display name with a link to their profile with the setup I have? As a reminder, the User field is a sub_field in a Repeater.

    Thanks, Chris.

    —- Versions —-
    ACF v5.8.7 (PRO)
    WP v5.3.2

  • I did actually manage to get this working, for displaying the display_name at least. The final code I used was:

    <span class="staff-note-label">Note Added By:</span>
    $user = get_sub_field("staff_member");
    if( $user ): ?>
    <span class="staff-note-name"><a href="<?php echo $user['user_url']; ?>"><?php echo $user['display_name']; ?></a></span>
    <?php endif; ?>

    I’m unable to get the url to the User’s profile though. The url is showing as the current post url. I’m sure that user_url is the right meta and I noticed there’s code for the user_url in the multiple selected users example at:

    But I tried it with a multi select user field as well and used the second example code and the link is still for the current post and not the user profile url. How can I get the link for the user’s profile in this context?


  • It does not appear that ACF is returning the url, the value is there but it’s empty


    echo get_author_posts_url($user['ID']);
  • Thank you so much John, that was it. Mystery solved!

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