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  • Thanks for clearing that up! I really appreciate it. And thanks for the code!

  • Thanks @hube2 that makes sense. But can you clarify a couple things for me?

    When you say “different versions are included” do you mean when I include v5 built into my theme, but then the customer decides to install v4 from the plugin repository? That’s the scenario I’m worried about.

    So with that in mind, it’s not very safe for me to build a theme or a plugin that has ACF built in (included). I can’t account for every customer scenario and hope they don’t install another version of ACF.

    What would be great is if ACF had a way to auto detect when there is a conflicting version of ACF installed in addition to itself. Then display a dashboard warning telling the user they have a plugin that could possibly conflict with theme (or plugin) that I made. This way the user is aware of what’s going on. Unfortunately I don’t have the knowledge to build that detection functionality myself, but it might be a good solution to this conflict problem.


  • I agree, it’s unusal that ACF would be promoted as a plugin or theme development tool when it so easily can have conflicts from separate installations of the plugin. What’s the point of including it in my theme or plugin then? Oh well.

    I also thought it would be nice if it’s possible to use ACF to build a theme or plugin, then remove it from that theme or plugin and utilize some sort of JSON export in my theme without the need for ACF to be included. Though, that doesn’t really sound possible even with my severe lack of programming knowledge.

  • @schalkjoubert
    How has this worked out for you? I’m looking into building a theme with ACF Pro included in it, the same way you are doing. However, I’m concerned that if my theme has ACF included and my customer installs the ACF plugin on their own, it will cause a conflict.

    How do you avoid conflict when your plugins include ACF, and your theme includes ACF, and the potential of the customer installing the plugin on their own at some point in time?


  • I’m very interested in knowing how to avoid conflicts like this as well. I’m looking into using ACF Pro in a theme, but do not want to risk customers already having ACF Pro or free ACF activated on their site.

    Looking forward to an update!

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