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If you’re just starting out in WordPress development, you might have heard about Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) and its ability to enhance your website’s functionality by adding custom fields. But did you know there’s a handy tool called ACF Theme Code that can make using custom fields even easier? Let’s dive into what it offers and how it can level up your WordPress workflow.

Getting Started with ACF Theme Code

Let’s imagine a scenario where you’ve created a new custom post type for your website called “Events.” You want to add extra information to each event, such as its name, description, date, and location.  You also want to show who’s running the event and who’s speaking and a gallery featuring event snapshots.
With ACF, you can create custom fields for all of these custom fields.

You can utilize a text field for the event name, a text area for the description, a date picker for the event date, a Google Map field for pinpointing the location, a repeater for speaker information including name, bio, and picture, and another repeater for adding multiple images to the gallery. ACF Theme Code helps you integrate these custom fields seamlessly into your website.

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Features You’ll Love

1. Effortless Code Generation: ACF Theme Code takes care of generating the necessary code for your custom field groups automatically. This saves you a ton of time and effort.

2. Simple Implementation: Whether you’re dealing with basic text fields or more complex structures like nested repeater fields, ACF Theme Code simplifies the implementation process. You don’t have to worry about writing complex code – it’s all done for you.

3. Time and Energy Savings: Especially for larger projects with lots of custom fields, ACF Theme Code can be a real lifesaver. By speeding up the implementation of custom fields, it frees you up to focus on other important aspects of your project.

How It Works

Let’s say you’ve created custom fields for your event details using ACF. Now, you need to display these fields on your event pages. Normally, you’d have to dig through ACF documentation to figure out how to retrieve each field’s value and display it on your site. But with ACF Theme Code, it’s as easy as pie.

Just go to the ACF Theme Code section at the bottom of the page, and you’ll find all the code you need ready and waiting for you. Simply copy the code and paste it into your theme files wherever you want to display your custom fields. It’s that simple!


<?php if ( have_rows( ‘event_details’ ) ) : ?>
<?php while ( have_rows( ‘event_details’ ) ) : the_row(); ?>
<?php the_sub_field( ‘event_name’ ); ?>
<?php the_sub_field( ‘event_description’ ); ?>
<?php the_sub_field( ‘event_date’ ); ?>
<?php $event_location = get_sub_field( ‘event_location’ ); ?>
<?php if ( $event_location ) : ?>
<?php echo-keyword">echo $event_location[‘address’]; ?>
<?php echo-keyword">echo $event_location[‘lat’]; ?>
<?php echo-keyword">echo $event_location[‘lng’]; ?>
<?php echo-keyword">echo $event_location[‘zoom’]; ?>
<?php $optional_data_keys = array(‘street_number’, ‘street_name’, ‘city’, ‘state’, ‘post_code’, ‘country’); ?>
<?php foreach ( $optional_data_keys as $key ) : ?>
<?php if ( isset( $event_location[ $key ] ) ) : ?>
<?php echo-keyword">echo $event_location[ $key ]; ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php $event_organizer = get_sub_field( ‘event_organizer’ ); ?>
<?php if ( $event_organizer ) : ?>
<a href=”<?php echo-keyword">echo esc_url( $event_organizer[‘url’] ); ?>” target=”<?php echo-keyword">echo esc_attr( $event_organizer[‘target’] ); ?>”><?php echo-keyword">echo esc_html( $event_organizer[‘title’] ); ?></a>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if ( have_rows( ‘event_speakers’ ) ) : ?>
<?php while ( have_rows( ‘event_speakers’ ) ) : the_row(); ?>
<?php the_sub_field( ‘speaker_name’ ); ?>
<?php the_sub_field( ‘speaker_bio’ ); ?>
<?php $speaker_picture = get_sub_field( ‘speaker_picture’ ); ?>
<?php if ( $speaker_picture ) : ?>
<img src=”<?php echo-keyword">echo esc_url( $speaker_picture[‘url’] ); ?>” alt=”<?php echo-keyword">echo esc_attr( $speaker_picture[‘alt’] ); ?>” />
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php else : ?>
<?php // No rows found ?>
<?php endif; ?>
<?php if ( have_rows( ‘event_gallery’ ) ) : ?>
<?php while ( have_rows( ‘event_gallery’ ) ) : the_row(); ?>
<?php $event_image = get_sub_field( ‘event_image’ ); ?>
<?php if ( $event_image ) : ?>
<img src=”<?php echo-keyword">echo esc_url( $event_image[‘url’] ); ?>” alt=”<?php echo-keyword">echo esc_attr( $event_image[‘alt’] ); ?>” />
<?php endif; ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>
<?php else : ?>
<?php // No rows found ?>
<?php endif; ?>

In Conclusion

ACF Theme Code is a game-changer for beginner developers working with custom fields in WordPress. By automating the code generation process and simplifying implementation, it allows you to focus on building awesome websites without getting bogged down in the technical details. Give it a try and see how it can supercharge your WordPress workflow!

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