ACF: Fields in Custom Table

Description

This ACF plugin makes it possible to store ACF data in structured database tables instead of WordPress core meta tables.

It uses ACF’s acf/update_field_group hook to create/update the database and then uses acf/save_post hook to store the data.

It was heavily inspired by Austin Ginder’s post https://anchor.host/acf-custom-fields-stored-in-custom-table/.

You can contribute to this plugin by submit PR/Issue in https://github.com/eduardo-marcolino/acf-fields-in-custom-table.

Supported Fields

  • Text
  • Text Area
  • Number
  • Range
  • Email
  • URL
  • Password
  • Image
  • File
  • Wysiwyg Editor
  • oEmbed
  • Select
  • Checkbox
  • Radio Button
  • Button Group
  • True / False
  • Date Picker
  • Date Time Picker
  • Time Picker
  • Color Picker
  • Link
  • Post Object
  • Page Link
  • Relationship
  • Taxonomy
  • User

Relational Fields

This plugin supports the following relational field types: Post Object, Page Link, Relationship, Taxonomy and User.

It can store both single and multiple values based on the multiple option.

  • If it’s a single value field, then the column type will be bigint(20) unsigned
  • If it’s a multiple value field, then the column type will be longtext and the date will be stored in json format.

You can query relational fields with multiple values using using MySQL’s function JSON_CONTAINS.
Here is an example:

Table:

+---------+-------------------+--------+
| post_id |       title       | stores |
+---------+-------------------+--------+
|       1 | Lord of the Flies | [1,2]  |
|       2 | The Island        | [2]    |
|       3 | 1984              | [3]    |
+---------+-------------------+--------+

Query:

SELECT * FROM wp_acf_books WHERE JSON_CONTAINS(stores, 2, '$')

The query above will return “Lord of the Flies” and “The Island”.

ACF Compatibility

This plugin was testes with ACF 5 FREE Version .

Screenshots

  • Enabling ACF: Fields in Custom Table

Installation

Setting up ACF: Fields in Custom Table is very simple. Follow these easy steps

  1. Upload the plugin to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory;
  2. Activate the plugin in your WordPress admin;
  3. Go to the Custom Fields > Field Groups menu, edit or create a field group and enable ACF: Fields in Custom Table option;

FAQ

This plugin supports custom post types?

Yes. It supports custom post types and built in types of post and page

What happens if I use unsupported field?

The value will be stored in the core meta tables instead of the custom table

Yes. It supports custom post types and built in types of post and page

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Contributors & Developers

“ACF: Fields in Custom Table” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.4

  • Small performance improvement and testing on WordPress 5.6

0.3

  • Added support for the following field types: Link, Post Object, Page Link, Relationship, Taxonomy and User

0.2

  • Added support for the following field types: Range, Image, File, oEmbed, Checkbox, Radio Button, Date Time Picker, Time Picker
  • Using dbDelta function to modify table

0.1

  • First version of the plugin released