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  • + The ID in the frontend differs to the widget ID in backend:

    class custom_Media_Widget extends WP_Widget
         * @param string $idBase
         * @param string $name
         * @param array  $widgetOptions
         * @param array  $controlOptions
        public function __construct(
            string $idBase = 'media_widget',
            string $name = 'Media Asset Widget',
            array $widgetOptions = [],
            array $controlOptions = []
        ) {
            $widgetOptions ['classname']   = 'media_widget';
            $widgetOptions ['description'] = 'Widget for Media Assets';
            parent::__construct($idBase, $name, $widgetOptions, $controlOptions);
        public function widget($args, $instance)

    will output: string 'media_widget-3' (length=14)

    Edit: The id/number which is set in the backend isn’t relevant anymore.
    I test it on the meta widget and it show the same behaviour.

    ID: meta-13 on save
    ID: meta-2 in frontend

  • @lgladdy
    I use locally
    Wordpress 5.8.1
    ACF version 5.10.2
    Advanced Custom Fields Multilingual 1.9.1
    WPML Media 2.6.5
    WPML Multilingual CMS 4.4.12
    WPML String Translation 3.1.10
    WPML Translation Management 2.10.8.

    When I save my custom widget, the widget get the ID media_widget-1
    but the saved options receive the ID widget_media_widget-12


    1. Add Custom Widget
    2. Fill out loaded ACFs
    3. ID is<input class="widget-id" type="hidden" name="widget-id" value="media_widget-12"><– maybe the ID should be 1 not 12
    4. Click on Update
    5. Reload the page
    6. After reloading the Gutenberg the id has changed to media_widget-1:<input class="widget-id" type="hidden" name="widget-id" value="media_widget-1">

    Hope this will help.

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