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  • @hammersmith Pro and flexible makes no difference 🙁 If you do upgrade make sure you backup database as I would lose the fields when rolling back to a previous ACF

  • After spending many days trying to fix this issue I gave up. I think the problem is a fundamental flaw in the way the ACF repeater code is written, and to fix would involve the ACF authors rewriting the plugin. ACF is an excellent plugin but they should warn customers that the repeater and flexible content fields have their limitations. at least then developers, such as myself, wouldn’t have the embarrassment of trying to fix this issue when a site is in production and being edited daily.

    For my own situation I was able to come up with a workaround. My repeater rows had:

    ***Client name (text)***Client rating (1-5 number selection)***Comment about client (textarea)***Comments about improvements (textarea)***

    I removed all the repeaters and replaced them with a single textarea. The editors input each row as a new line in the textarea. Each field in the content is separated with a “#”, like this:

    Walmart#3#Walmart communicated effectively to get the job done.#Walmart has issues with management that could be addressed.

    KFC#4#KFC were excellent clients, understanding and trustworthy#KFC could improve their internal workforce structure.

    The textarea is called “clientreport”. To call the data I use:

    $str = get_field(“clientreport”); /////this gets the field////
    $arr = explode(“\n”,$str); /////this explodes the content by line break/////
    foreach ($arr as $arrs){
    $arr2[] = explode(“#”,$arrs);} //////this explodes each row by “#”////
    echo $arr2[0][0]; ////will echo out “Walmart”////
    echo $arr2[1][0]; ///will echo out “KFC”/////

    This gives me a similar array as with the repeaters and I can foreach through the array. Above the “clientreport” textarea I put a format example for the client.

    This workaround worked for me and may help some poor soul.

    If you have a lot of repeaters I would advise understanding the plugins limitations and trying to come up with your own workaround.

    Can ACF please communicate the plugins limitations when it comes to using lots of repeaters/flexibles.

  • I am also interested in a fix for this. Unless a fix can be made for this issue then ACF should warn people not to build too much content using repeater fields. I have a nightmare on my hands involving a lot of content due to this issue.

  • TripleM if your still out there I would also be interested in this

  • QuietNoise, have you got those patched files handy. I tried editing manually but didnt have much luck

  • Hi all,

    Updated x2 websites to the latest version to 5.2.1. Both sites have the exact same fields with plenty of repeaters. I have no idea whether it should make a difference but 1 site is on a Windows server and with 6000ish lines of HTML it takes 1.1min TTFB post.php. The other is on a linux server and has 9500ish lines of HTML and takes 35sec TTFB post.php.

    Even 35sec is a bit laggy,if I had known it would slow down so much I would have used a different plugin, but the repeater field seemed perfect. Many have contributed content to my sites using ACF and repeater so switching to a different plugin would be impossible.

    Elliot, if you’re out there, please come up with a fix :/

  • BAZINGA!!! I did the php.ini trick as described here

    and that seemed to do the work. Fanbloomintastic. Peace out ACF

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