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  • @filipvanreeth dude thanks for the tip – was looking everywhere for this!

  • I’ve found that Cocoa JSON Editor work’s well enough. (PS: I work on a Mac.) Nonetheless, this editor – as well as the other JSON editor’s I’ve played with – lack certain features that are key to creating or iterating on ACF field groups. For example, it would be extremely useful to be able to automatically generate unique IDs, save snippets (or somehow be able to automatically insert a predefined field or set of fields), among others.

    I think it would be relatively easy to build a web interface that solves most of these issues, but alack! I have literally zero free time at the moment…

  • I agree with these comments re: ACF’s field group builder interface. But, though I’ve found no GUI alternative, I’ve started using ACF5’s new local JSON feature to build out my field groups and found it to be a great alternate option. Especially if you use a JSON editor to keep everything neat and orderly! Still, I’d love to see a better GUI as the ability to quickly build, duplicate, and iterate field groups is, I’d imagine, a huge priority for most developers!

  • Agreed on all points, @ukstudio. ACF is a stunningly valuable tool and local JSON is far and away the best new feature of 5. Still, while I’ve gotten comfortable editing fields and fieldgroups in plain JSON, it’d be great to at least be able to pop in to the GUI editor to make quick changes. Especially since things like slugs and field keys (or other WP/ACF auto-generated values) are not exacty easy to edit/add/maintain by hand!

    #minorgripe #everyissueihavewithacfisminor

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