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  • Having the same problem here, it doesn’t make any sense

  • Hi! Thank you for the quick response πŸ™‚

    @jarvis I didn’t know about this! It’s interesting. I tried it and it indeed makes the field group disappear from those available for sync. Problem is that if I save the field group again (which I do all the time), the private value will disappear and they’ll start automatically syncing again. I think it would work if there was a way to check a “private” checkbox directly from the field group edit page, but I’m not sure how to do it.

    @hube2 What I have is a multisite with a main theme, and every subsite has a child theme. Each subsite has an options page with three subpages (each of them containing one field group). I want to sync only one of those subpages, the other two need to be modified frequently to fit their site’s needs.

    In the main theme’s functions.php, I put two things: a filter to change the saving location of the JSON, and another one to change the loading location, like this:

    add_filter('acf/settings/save_json', 'my_acf_json_save_point');
    function my_acf_json_save_point($path) {
        // update path
        $path = get_template_directory() . '/custom-fields';
        // return
        return $path;
    // changes loading location for custom fields
    add_filter('acf/settings/load_json', 'my_acf_json_load_point');
    function my_acf_json_load_point( $paths ) {
        // remove original path (optional)
        // append path
        $paths[] = get_template_directory() . '/custom-fields';
        // return
        return $paths;

    Hope that’s clear! Again, thank you for your help

  • Yeah, I ended up manually creating a field in the database and updating it with this. Perfect for what I needed πŸ™‚

  • I see. Thank you for taking the time to help me out πŸ™‚

  • Yes! You were right. I have some other stuff in functions.php, so I tried putting your piece of code at the top of it and it worked. Then I narrowed it down by putting it after each function and test it to see when it actually broke. Turns out if I put it after my custom toolbar links, it doesn’t work. The hook looks like this (used this tutorial):

    add_action('admin_bar_menu', 'custom_toolbar_link', 999);

    I assume 999 is the priority, and it must be the source of the issue?

  • Thank you, it doesn’t seem to be doing anything either though. Still nothing in the log πŸ™

  • Thank you for your response! It’s not running at all. The text of the second function I try to output in the log doesn’t even show.

  • It’s on all fields, but I have multiple fields I need to hide that have the same name (they’re in repeaters). Maybe this could be related?

  • Nice, I didn’t know this existed! It works, although I get a PHP notice when it doesn’t render the field:

    Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/website/www/wp-content/plugins/user-role-field-setting-for-acf/acf-user-role-field-setting.php on line 47

    Anything I could do about it?

  • Alright, I came up with something if anybody stumbles upon this topic and has the same problem. Basically, I’m hiding the fields I want to disable using CSS when they’re disabled in the main options page.

    Here goes in functions.php:

    // ACF admin CSS
    function acf_css() { ?>
        <style type="text/css">
        /* checks if option is checked on main option page*/
        <?php if (!get_field('papier', 'options')) { ?>
            /* hides option in admin */
            th[data-name="cache_papier"], td[data-name="cache_papier"] {
                display: none;
        <?php } ?>
    // adds the CSS above to ACF's admin
    add_action('acf/input/admin_head', 'acf_css');

    Of course you need to replace get_field(‘papier’, ‘options’) for the field that disables the other, as well as data-name=”cache_papier” for the field to hide, with your own names if you do it this way. I hope that’s clear πŸ™‚

    It’s not perfect since it’s not actually disabled, it’s just hidden, but it’s better than nothing.

  • Hi John, thank you for your response.

    Indeed, they’re on two different option pages.

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