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  • It’s ok, I found the issue, was a code discrepancy

  • Hi @prithsr ,

    No problem. It would go in the functions file.

    I’ve tried to add notes to help but appreciate it may not make sense

    Any questions, let me know


  • Hi @prithsr

    Just one other thought on this.

    You may need to move the date check conditional into the user results loop, this is because I assume the date info is set against the user, therefore, as you then get the user->ID from the user results loop, you can then access those custom fields!


  • Hi @prithsr

    Ok, if I’ve understood right, here’s how I think I’d possibly approach it:

    I’d use the acf/save_post function:

    add_action('acf/save_post', 'my_acf_save_post');
    function my_acf_save_post( $post_id ) {
        // Get newly saved values.
        $values = get_fields( $post_id );
        // Get post author ID
        $author_id = get_post_field ('post_author', $post_id);
        // Add a custom field to the user 
        update_user_meta( $author_id, 'some_custom_field', '1' );

    You could then query the users via a php file you run on cron:

    	#query our users
    	$args  = array(
    		'role__in'     	=> array('editor'),
    		'role__not_in' 	=> array('administrator'),
    		'exclude'      	=> array(1),	
            'meta_query'        => array(
    				'key'       => 'some_custom_field',
    				'value'     => 1
    	$user_query = new WP_User_Query( $args );
    	$user = get_userdata( $user->ID );

    You could wrap the whole query in a date check to compare the current date with the date set by the user

    If the date matches and the query returns a result, you can then reset the custom meta for the user/author:

        // Reset custom field to the user 
        update_user_meta( $user->ID, 'some_custom_field', '0' );

    So roughly the email function could look like:

    # Send Emails When custom_post_typePublished
    add_action( 'transition_post_status', 'send_email_notification', 10, 3 );
    function send_email_notification( $new_status, $old_status, $post ) {
    	if ( 'publish' !== $new_status or 'publish' === $old_status || 'custom_post_type' !== get_post_type( $post ) )
    	if ( defined( 'DOING_AUTOSAVE' ) && DOING_AUTOSAVE )
    	#get the post ID, we can now use this on both publish and update functions
    	$post_id = $post->ID;	
    	#add date check here
    	$todays_date = '';
    	$specific_date  = '';
    	if ($todays_date == $specific_date ) {
    		#query our users
    		$args  = array(
    			'role__in'     	=> array('subscriber'),
    			'role__not_in' 	=> array('administrator'),
    			'exclude'      	=> array(1),	
    			'meta_query'        => array(
    					'key'       => 'some_custom_field', //only want to send to specific users
    					'value'     => '1'
    		$user_query = new WP_User_Query( $args );
    		#get our email data if we have any results
    		if ( ! empty( $user_query->get_results() ) ) {
    			#create an array
    			$email_recipients = array();
    			foreach ( $user_query->get_results() as $user ) {
    				$user = get_userdata( $user->ID );
    				$email_recipients[] = array(
    					'forename'	=> $user->first_name,
    					'email'		=> $user->user_email
    				update_user_meta( $user->ID, 'some_custom_field', '0' ); //reset the custom meta until front end form retriggers
    		#filter duplicates (may not need this)
    		#$email_recipients = array_unique($email_recipients);	
    		#proceed with the email if we have a result
    		if ($email_recipients) {
    			foreach ($email_recipients as $recipients) {			
    				$to			= $recipients['email'];
    				$subject	= "Email Subject Goes Here";
    				$message	= "<p>Dear {$recipients['forename']}</p>";
    				#create the headers
    				$headers = array(
    					'Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8',
    					#'Cc:' . '',
    					#'Bcc:' . '',				
    					'From: '.get_option( 'blogname' ).' <>'
    				#send the email
    				wp_mail ($to, $subject, $message, $headers);					

    It may require some spit and polish but should be a rough starting point I hope!?


  • Morning @rudtek

    Thanks for confirming my code worked, that was useful.

    I ended up stripping anything else out my functions file, low and behold, the map displayed.

    I worked through adding the other functions back in until it broke. I then found the below was the reason why it wasn’t working:

    function cleanup_query_string( $src ){ 
    	$parts = explode( '?', $src ); 
    	return $parts[0]; 
    add_filter( 'script_loader_src', 'cleanup_query_string', 15, 1 ); 
    add_filter( 'style_loader_src', 'cleanup_query_string', 15, 1 );

    It now works!

    Thanks for your time and help!!

  • Thanks

    I still get the same issue

    I’m totally baffled as it’s a blank theme with only a couple of plugins but yet it won’t work!

    Very odd!

  • @rudtek yep, thought it was safer removing it in the forum!

  • Hi @rudtek

    Thanks for the reply. Can’t believe I missed the typo.

    Ok, I’ve amended the typo and tried with true (several ways) but still no joy:

    function prefix_enqueue_scripts() {
        wp_enqueue_script( 'google-maps', '' );   
    	#wp_enqueue_script( 'google-maps', '', true );  
    	#wp_enqueue_script( 'google-maps', '', '', true );  
        wp_enqueue_script( 'google-map-init', get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/acf-map.js', array('jquery', 'google-maps'), '', true);
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'prefix_enqueue_scripts' );

    Checking the console logs, it shows:
    Google Maps JavaScript API warning: NoApiKeys

    If I check the source code, I can see the script is called but seems to get truncated:
    <script type='text/javascript' src=''></script>
    It’ missing the API key or is that correct?


  • Edit* Sorry, I should also say I’ve tried 5.8.0-beta3 but to no avail

  • Managed to solve this – simply needed to change the priority on the add_action from 1 to 20

  • Thanks John,

    The route I went with (albeit clunky):
    1) Add extra fields to the checkout process (custom meta stored to order post id)
    2) Setup ACF fields and add them to the user (i’m using a role as a rule)
    3) Add a function that checks when we hit the Woo Order thank you page
    4) Use get_post_meta( $order_id, 'custom_field', $single = true); to get the field added at the checkout
    5) Use update_user_meta( $user_id, 'custom_field', $company_name ); to move the info to the user

    Whilst it’s not ideal it does achieve what I need. It also means I’ve a hard copy (so to speak) of the additional data submitted by the customer as it’s part of the order

  • Thanks Dave,

    Yep, that’s what I had. Am assuming it was the reason for the pop up

    At John, so instead of using the form fields,ref by key. Shall I still try form=>false as well?

  • Thanks @john huebner

    I did try that but in the end had to leave this option. Once the main WooCommerce form was triggered, it would then come up with a leave this page error, I assume it’s because I had the ACF form as well

    Many thanks for your reply though

  • Solved it!

    $i = add_row('field_595cec87bddf0', $row, $user_id);
    $i = add_row('field_595cec87bddf0', $row, 'user_'.$user_id);

    Note the user_ before the ID, otherwise it posts to the postmeta table not the usermeta table!

  • But if it works for a single field why not a repeater (excuse my ignorance)

    Even if I check the DB, not info is added, not even a new empty row

  • Thanks John Huebner

    I’ll take a look although it’s odd as the add_row code works inside the save_post function so not sure why it won’t in the ajax call

  • I’ve switched to:

    			$row = array(
    				'field_5947dbd28c36e'	=> $line[0],
    				'field_5947dbd78c36f'	=> $line[1],
    				'field_5947dbdc8c370'	=> $line[2],
    				'field_5947dbe48c371' => ''
    			$i = add_row('field_5947dbbd8c36d', $row, $post_id);	

    And hey presto!


  • Apologies, I missed this part:
    $headers = array('From: ' . $user_info->first_name. ' '.$user_info->last_name . ' <'.$user_info->user_email.'>');
    Notice the header is an array!

  • Thanks @acf-support

    I managed to work it out!

    I added:

    	$mailResult = false;
    	#$mailResult = wp_mail( '', 'test if mail works', 'hurray' );
    	echo $mailResult;	

    I then worked out I had a typo!
    This line:
    $headers = 'From: ' . $user_info->first_name. ' '.$user_info->last_name . ' <' . $user_email .'>' . "\r\n";

    Should be:
    $headers = 'From: ' . $user_info->first_name. ' '.$user_info->last_name . ' <' . $user_info->user_email .'>' . "\r\n";

    Basically, the email didn’t have $user_info-> in front of it!

    Now working


  • Hi blueawesome

    You need to query the database, this article helped me:

    My code then had something like this:

    				$last = count($rows);	
    				$i = 1; 				
    				foreach( $rows as $row ) {				
    					preg_match('_([0-9]+)_', $row->meta_key, $matches);	
    					$meta_key = 'team_' . $matches[0] . '_select_staff';
    					$user_id = get_post_meta( $row->post_id, $meta_key, true );									

    Once I had the ID of the user, I could then do the following:
    <h5><?php $user_info = get_userdata($user_id); $first_name = $user_info->first_name; $last_name = $user_info->last_name; echo "$first_name $last_name"; ?><?php #echo ' - '.$user_id; ?></h5>
    I’ve no idea exactly what you’re trying to achieve but maybe the above will give you some pointers!

    jeremey’s code is useful but if you’re using a repeater then you need to go the query route I believe

  • Solved it with this:

                      <?php if(get_field('faqs')): while(has_sub_field('faqs')): 				  
                      $variable = get_sub_field('category'); 			  
                      if(get_sub_field('qa')): while(has_sub_field('qa')): ?>
    					<article class="envor-sorting-item <?php echo $variable; ?>">
    						<header><?php the_sub_field('question'); ?> <i class="fa fa-plus"></i></header>
    						<?php the_sub_field('answer'); ?>
                      <?php endwhile; endif; 
                      endwhile; endif; ?>

    Not sure what I was doing wrong before!! Hopefully it helps someone else

  • Thanks l.pirondini that really helped!

  • Thanks @elliot for the reply.

    I believe I’ve solved it. I’ve used the below to do what I need, not sure if there is a cleaner way though:

    $args = array( 
    	'post_type' => 'job_sectors',
    	'post_status' => 'publish',
    	'order'    => 'ASC',
    	'orderby'	=> 'name'
    $loop = new WP_Query( $args );
    while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post();
    	<li><a href="<?php echo get_permalink($pageChild->ID);?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?><?php #the_ID(); ?></a>	
    	global $post;
    	$args = array(
    		'post_type' => 'jobs',
    		'meta_query' => array(
    				'key' => 'job_sector',
    				'value' => get_the_ID(),
    				'compare' => 'LIKE'
    	$myposts = get_posts( $args );
    	$total = 0;
    	foreach( $myposts as $post ) : 
    	$total = $total + $post; 
    	<?php endforeach; 
    	echo "($total)"; 
    <?php endwhile; ?>			


  • I use this if it helps@

    function custom_field_excerpt() {
    	global $post;
    	$text = get_field('overview');
    	if ( '' != $text ) {
    		$text = strip_shortcodes( $text );
    		$text = apply_filters('the_content', $text);
    		$text = str_replace(']]>', ']]>', $text);
    		$excerpt_length = 10; // 20 words
    		$excerpt_more = apply_filters('excerpt_more', ' ' . '...');
    		$text = wp_trim_words( $text, $excerpt_length, $excerpt_more );
    	return apply_filters('the_excerpt', $text);
    function custom_field_excerpt_longer() {
    	global $post;
    	$text = get_field('overview');
    	if ( '' != $text ) {
    		$text = strip_shortcodes( $text );
    		$text = apply_filters('the_content', $text);
    		$text = str_replace(']]>', ']]>', $text);
    		$excerpt_length = 25; // 20 words
    		$excerpt_more = apply_filters('excerpt_more', ' ' . '...');
    		$text = wp_trim_words( $text, $excerpt_length, $excerpt_more );
    	return apply_filters('the_excerpt', $text);

    Just ensure you change this bit to your field name:
    $text = get_field('overview');

    Then to call it I use:
    <?php echo custom_field_excerpt_longer(); ?>


  • Hi,

    Glad to hear you got it working. The above code certainly looks to be on the right lines and clearly returns your result so that must be a good thing.

    The double “” is basically:
    One closing ” as the opening one is on line 2 and the other is the closing ” from line 10


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