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Using shortcode to display custom field

  • Hello

    I hope someone can help me. I’ve tried inserting shortcode to display a custom field using this example:

    [acf field="name"]

    I found the documentation here

    I have checked the name of my fields and they appear correct. It is a simple text field.

    However, nothing displays. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks for any advice!

  • Hi toniolivier,
    If you do a quick test we can see what is going on. Create a custom field “Name” and have it show up on a Page(s).

    Then create a page and fill in the Name field and in the content area add your shortcode, using the shortcode block. Does the name you entered display?

  • Hi there

    Thanks very much for your response. I’m sorry I was a bit vague in my description. It turns out that the plugin in which I am adding the shortcode is to blame. I was experimenting with something called Media Grid, and the author has just informed me that it is impossible to display shortcode within the overlays as I had hoped.

    When I tested the shortcode method in a regular post, it worked as described in your documentation. As long as there is a valid field entry for that post!
    Thanks again!

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