How To create a Text field and a Field Group in Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) in WordPress

How To Create Text Field a Field Group in advanced ACF in WordPress

Add custom data to the WordPress website. This data is stored in a database and data can be displayed anywhere you want on the website.

Advanced Custom Fields brings custom field functionality to WordPress providing an extremely fast way to customize WordPress

To create a Field Group in Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) in WordPress follow these steps:

Install and Activate ACF:

If you haven’t already, you need to install and activate the Advanced Custom Fields plugin on your WordPress site. You can do this from the WordPress dashboard by going to “Plugins” > “Add New” and searching for “Advanced Custom Fields”>”Install the plugin” > “Activate.”

Create a Field Group:

A Field Group is a container for your custom fields. Follow these steps to create a Field Group:

In the WordPress dashboard, go to “Custom Fields (ACF)” > “Field Groups.”
Click the “Add New” button to create a new Field Group.

Set the Field Group Name and Location:

Give your Field Group a name to identify it.
Set the location rules for where you want this Field Group to appear.
You can choose from various options like post types, page templates, or specific pages.

Add Fields:

In the Field Group editor, you can start adding fields. To create a Text field, follow these steps:
Click the “Add Field” button.

Choose the “Text” field type from the list of available field types

You can configure various settings for the Text field, such as the field label, field name, placeholder text, and more.

Configure Field Options

You can customize the Text field by specifying options like its appearance, default value, and other settings based on your requirements. Make sure to save the field after configuring it.

Repeat for Additional Fields:

If you want to add more fields to your Field Group, repeat the above steps by clicking the “Add Field” button and selecting the appropriate field types.

Save the Field Group:

Once you’ve added all the desired fields to your Field Group, make sure to save the Field Group by clicking the “Publish” button.

Assign the Field Group to Content:

Go back to the Field Group’s location settings and ensure you’ve specified where you want this Field Group to appear (e.g., on a specific post type).

Edit or Create Content:

Now, when you edit or create content (e.g., a post or page), you should see the custom fields you’ve added within the Field Group. You can fill in the Text field with the desired content

In the WordPress dashboard, go to “Post” > “Add New

Add Post Name and description

Add Event Details

Display the Custom Fields:

To display the custom field values in your WordPress templates, you can use PHP functions provided by ACF. For example, you can use `get_field()` to retrieve and display the Text field value in your theme templates.

wp-content > themes > twentytwentyone (Select Your theme folder) > template-parts > content > open content-single.php file

echo “<label>Event Name</label><br>” .get_field(‘event_name’);
echo “<br><br><label>Event Details</label><br>” .get_field(‘event_details’);
echo “<br><br><label>Event Date & Time</label><br>”.get_field(‘event_date_&_time’);
echo “<br><br><label>Contact Us!</label><br>” .get_field(‘contact_us!’);

That’s how you create a Text field and a Field Group using Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress. It allows you to add and display custom data within your posts, pages, or custom post types with ease.

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