ACF Flexible Columns

Description

This plugin will replace your default content editor with flexible multiple column editors, allowing you to add up to 4 columns of content to your page. Column widths can be easily altered and are responsive to mobile, tablet and desktop device sizes. This plugin requires the PRO version of Advanced Custom Fields to work as it makes use of Flexible Content fields.

Screenshots

  • Row & Column Editors
  • Front End Display

Installation

  1. Upload plugin to your wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install via the Plugins section within your WordPress installation.
  2. Ensure that Advanced Custom Fields PRO is installed and activated in your plugins
  3. Activate the ACF Flexible Columns plugin
  4. Navigate to the Custom Fields > Field Groups page and click on the Sync Available link
  5. Hover over the Flexible Columns title and click the Sync link
  6. Flexible Columns are now fully installed and are available in your Page and Post editors, any existing content is retained in a new single column.
  7. You can easily migrate your existing content into the new editor system within the options panel within Custom Fields > Flexible Columns.
  8. Additional options are available in the Custom Fields > Flexible Columns admin panel

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload plugin to your wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install via the Plugins section within your WordPress installation.
  2. Ensure that Advanced Custom Fields PRO is installed and activated in your plugins
  3. Activate the ACF Flexible Columns plugin
  4. Navigate to the Custom Fields > Field Groups page and click on the Sync Available link
  5. Hover over the Flexible Columns title and click the Sync link
  6. Flexible Columns are now fully installed and are available in your Page and Post editors, any existing content is retained in a new single column.
  7. You can easily migrate your existing content into the new editor system within the options panel within Custom Fields > Flexible Columns.
  8. Additional options are available in the Custom Fields > Flexible Columns admin panel
How to add your own custom Content Block
  1. First, add your new content block within the Advanced Custom Fields – Flexible Columns editor by adding a new layout within the row width(s) you want it available in.
  2. Next, create a new function in your functions.php like so:
    function yourfunction($type){
    if( $type == ‘layout_name’ ):
    $field = get_sub_field(‘field_name’);
    $layout = $field;
    endif;
    return $layout;
    }
  3. Then add the function to the filter so it will appear like so:
    add_filter(‘flexible_layout’, ‘yourfunction’);
See Settings page for additional filter examples

Reviews

Misses a crucial step in the readme

This plugin works as advertised.
It uses Bootstrap columns and adds a nice (customizable) “scroll into view” animation for the columns.

However to get it to work, you’ll first need to import the required ACF fields .json from the acf-json folder inside the plugin folder.

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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.1.6

  • Fixed issue with fluid containers not working properly

1.1.5

  • Add option to remove embedded styles for list item columns and moved embeded styles to head to prevent validation errors

1.1.4

  • Fixed full-width row class for Bootstrap 4 (changed from col-xs-12 to col-sm-12)

1.1.3

  • Added additional class filters for columns and rows
  • Added option for enabling outer .container & .container-fluid around the column rows for better full width support

1.1.1

  • fixed filter errors for missing 2nd parameter
  • fixed extra row div around carousel