ACF Views – Display ACF fields and Posts using shortcodes


The plugin allows to display selected ACF fields or Posts anywhere using shortcodes, HTML markup is created automatically by the plugin.

Note: “ACF Views” plugin requires Advanced Custom Fields plugin to be enabled on your website (either Free or Pro version).

🌟 Display ACF fields and Posts

Solve all these scenarios without coding.

Nearly all plugins use Custom Post Types (CPT) to store their data. Plugins like WooCommerce call it Products, whatever they’re called the ACF Views plugin supports it all.

🕗 Less time with less effort

Better than coding. See why here.

  • Select fields from a list, no need to worry about their names and return types
  • Markup auto generated uses BEM method to avoid conflicts
  • UI to define selection filters, no need to worry about DB query arguments
  • Editing theme templates via FTP is in the past
  • CSS and JS code can be added without hassle
  • Built-in features, like pagination to save hours of coding

💡 How it works

View for ACF fields
Create a View and assign one or more custom fields, our plugin then generates a shortcode that you’ll use to display the field values to users. Style the output with the CSS field included in every View.

Card for post selections
Create a Card and assign posts (or CPT items), choose a View (that will be used to display each item) and our plugin generates a shortcode that you’ll use to display the set of posts. The list of posts can be assigned manually or dynamically with filters.

📚 Extensive Docs and Friendly Support

Our YouTube channel showcases the use of our plugin and its features, making it easier for new users to get started. See our Docs for step by step guides and for information about customization.
Questions about the Basic ACF Views plugin are handled through the support forum. Customers with an active Pro license have personal support via our support form.

Visit our website to get more information.

📢 Powerful features

  • Display built-in post fields (like title or thumbnail) along with ACF fields
  • Display post A in post B with its fields
  • Define custom CSS and JS
  • No style conflicts due to BEM method used
  • Combine ACF fields from two different field groups
  • Restrict visibility to specific user roles

🎯 High Performance

Every wrapper has some overhead. We do our best to make this number as small as possible. One unique ACF View/Card on a page would only effect this by 0.01 seconds* overhead compared to the usual way with coding. It’s impossible to notice these tiny numbers visually without testing it.
*More about the test here.

Get more with Pro

Do you need more? We have a Pro version with a lot more features:

  • HTML Markup can be edited
  • Filter posts by meta and taxonomies. Use AJAX pagination
  • Repeater and Group field types supported
  • Gallery field supports Masonry style and Lightbox
  • Relationship and Post Object fields have extended support
  • Custom Gutenberg blocks are generated on the fly
  • Plugin’s shortcodes can be added to pages/CPT items without editing code

See tutorials on our youtube channel.

Video overview


  • Overview page takes you through all the main points
  • Get a basic setup in seconds with Demo import
  • Views list management via the familiar interface
  • Assign multiple fields within your View
  • Advanced tab allows you to add Custom CSS/JS Code
  • Display a set of posts with a Card
  • Posts can be filtered, sorted and styled


Installation for ACF Views

From your WordPress dashboard:

  1. Visit the Plugins list, click “Add New”
  2. Search for “ACF Views”
  3. Click “Install” and “Activate” ACF Views
  4. Visit the new menu item “ACF Views” to create your first View

See our plugin documentation for step-by-step tutorials.

Installation for ACF Views Pro

To purchase a Pro license key click here.
After payment you’ll receive an email with your license key which includes the ACF Views Pro plugin archive.

  1. Deactivate the ACF Views plugin
  2. Visit the Plugins list, click “Add New”, then click “Upload Plugin”
  3. Click on “Choose File” and locate the downloaded ACF Views Pro package, then click “Open”
  4. Click on “Install Now” and wait for the package to upload and install, then click “Activate Plugin”
    Note: You can now safely delete ACF Views from the Plugins list. Don’t worry, deleting the ACF Views plugin won’t delete your data.
  5. In the Plugins list click “Activate your Pro license”
  6. Copy and paste your Pro License Key, then click “Activate”

Enjoy all the features and settings ACF Views Pro has to offer with automatic updates.
Customers with an active Pro license have personal support via our support form.


Supported field types

All field types with values are supported.

Basic group

  • Text
  • Textarea
  • Number
  • Range
  • Email
  • Url
  • Password

Content group

Choice group

  • Select
  • Checkbox
  • Radio
  • Button Group
  • True false

Relational group

JQuery group

  • Google Map
  • Date Picker
  • Date Time Picker
  • Time Picker
  • Color Picker

Layout group

Custom fields not in the list of fields?

Only fields created using the official Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin are compatible with ACF Views. See list above for supported field types.

Can I display user fields?

Yes, you set up your field groups in ACF and assign those fields to your View, paste the shortcode in the target place, add the object-id=”$user$” argument to the shortcode to display the fields from the current user. See here for more about shortcode arguments.

Can I display fields from my options page?

Yes, you set up your field groups in ACF and assign those fields to your View, paste the shortcode in the target place, add the object-id=”options” argument to the shortcode to display the fields from the options page. See here for more about shortcode arguments.

Fields have been assigned but the page doesn’t show them

Have you checked that the fields are filled in the target object? See steps for creating an ACF View.

Can I display fields inside the Gutenberg Query Loop?

You can use the View shortcode inside the Gutenberg Query Loop element. Only make sure you’ve added it via the built-in Shortcode element, as it won’t work properly with others, like Custom HTML.


March 20, 2023
The plugin does exactly what it should and is super helpful for a mid-tier ACF user. The support team is also incredibly helpful, if it shows anything it took me 5 mins to figure out my wordpress login just so that i can drop this reviews
November 29, 2022
Thanks for the plugin, I used it to make some post grids. Easy enough to learn too.
June 13, 2022
Only one shortcode for all the fields you want to use, it just makes sense. It allowed me to add my bulletin message in my blog sidebar. Exactly what I needed.
Read all 5 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“ACF Views – Display ACF fields and Posts using shortcodes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.8.6 (2023-03-16):

  • View: Improved UX (repeater/group fields stub is showed)
  • View: added support of Shortcode within the Gutenberg Query Loop (added a workaround)

1.8.5 (2023-02-18):

  • Fixed skipping Fields Groups from JSON only
  • Improved UX (hidden Pro banner)
  • Updated Readme (Installation tab)

1.8.4 (2023-02-01):

  • Improved support of block themes (CSS loading)
  • Updated Readme

1.8.3 (2023-01-31):

  • Improved Textarea support (auto converting ‘\n’ to ‘br’)
  • Fixed a Lightbox gap (from the plus svg at the bottom)
  • Updated Overview page
  • Updated Readme

1.8.2 (2023-01-18):

  • Shortcode ‘object-id’ argument: added support for the ‘$user$’ value
  • Updated contact links

1.8.1 (2023-01-16):

  • Fixed a syntax error and improved support of multilingual websites (‘trash’ option is missing in CPT for them)

1.8.0 (2023-01-13):

  • Improved CSS including: moved to the head tag
  • Improved saving process (JSON, excluded default values)
  • Improved UX (opcache conflict message)
  • Updated Docs link
  • Improved Analytics
  • Improved Conditional rules for Repeater fields

1.7.23 (2023-01-04):

  • Added a notice for admins (about opcache compatibility issue)
  • Minor improvements

1.7.22 (2023-01-02):

  • Fixed unnecessary output

1.7.21 (2023-01-02):

  • Minor improvements

1.7.20 (2022-12-16):

  • Added ‘options’ support to the ‘object-id’ argument
  • Updated readme
  • Updated Overview page
  • Added a survey link

1.7.19 (2022-11-23):

  • Updated YouTube video link

1.7.18 (2022-11-22):

  • Improved dashboard links (supporting of custom site urls, like

1.7.17 (2022-11-22):

  • Improved UX (labels)
  • Improved dashboard links (supporting of custom site urls, like

1.7.16 (2022-11-15):

  • Improved WooCommerce supporting (product loops)
  • Updated Readme, Overview page

1.7.15 (2022-11-08):

  • Improved UX (more read more links)

1.7.14 (2022-11-04):

  • View : improved author, image field types support
  • View : added taxonomies support

1.7.13 (2022-11-03):

  • Fixed bug with missing fields

1.7.12 (2022-11-02):

  • Improved code : no PHP warnings on the ACF options page
  • Readme

1.7.11 (2022-11-01):

  • View : supporting of the google map field
  • UX : links to Docs

1.7.10 (2022-10-28):

  • Bug fixed : automatic deactivation on activation of some plugins
  • UX improvement : removed automatic redirection to the Overview page
  • More supported field types : oembed, gallery, button_group, post_object, relationship, taxonomy, user

1.7.0 (2022-10-27):

  • View, Card : MountPoints feature
  • View, Card : improved CSS shortcuts

1.6.17 (2022-10-24):

  • Updated readme
  • Updated field labels

1.6.13 (2022-10-21):

  • Performance : improved caching

1.6.12 (2022-10-21):

  • Copy to clipboard : improved working on HTTP protocol, fixed the roles shortcode copying

1.6.11 (2022-10-21):

  • Copy to clipboard : improved working on HTTP protocol

1.6.10 (2022-10-21):

  • Demo import : fixed a bug
  • Gutenberg block feature : improved notice
  • Improvement : removed double slashing for View/Card fields in DB

1.6.0 (2022-10-21):

  • Performance improving : View/Card settings now in JSON from post_content instead of using postMeta
  • Gutenberg block feature : fixed a bug

1.5.10 (2022-10-17):

  • Card Shortcodes postbox : fixed wrong argument name
  • ACF dependency : improved links (to the local add-plugin page)
  • Improved redirection after activation (to use TRANSIENTS)
  • Automatic deactivation one of instances when both Basic & PRO activated
  • Added information about restricting access to View/Card by user roles
  • Added escaping output of plain field types
  • Improved import

1.5.0 (2022-10-13):

  • Downgraded ACF dependency from PRO to Basic
  • New shortcode arguments : user-with-roles, user-without-roles
  • Fixed ImageSize for repeater fields

1.4.10 (2022-10-12):

  • View : preview feature
  • Card : preview feature, custom variables filter
  • Improved ‘ACF PRO’ dependency notice

1.4.0 (2022-10-10):

  • View : reordered fields (new tab)
  • View : image size field : dynamic list instead of hard coded, $Post$ thumbnail support

1.3.1 (2022-10-04):

  • View : improved Gutenberg block description
  • Toolbar improved
  • Code structure improved
  • Filters added

1.3.0 (2022-09-30):

  • Backend optimization
  • Card : fixed CSS classes field
  • Card : new tab – “Layout”
  • View : improved UX (field settings is displayed only for specific field types)
  • View&Card : disabled autocomplete

1.2.1 (2022-09-28):

  • Overview page content
  • Demo imported error fixed
  • Demo import improved (added ACF Card)

1.2.0 (2022-09-27):

  • Card markup preview field
  • Card no posts found message
  • Preview of PRO fields
  • Admin Table bug fixed (select all)
  • clone item feature improved

1.1.1 (2022-09-25):

  • Markup and other improvements

1.1.0 (2022-09-20):

  • Markup improvements

1.0.11 (2022-09-19):

  • ACF Cards, readme

1.0.10 (2022-09-09):

  • Readme, assets

1.0.9 (2022-09-09):

  • Minor improvements, readme

1.0.8 (2022-09-01):

  • Improved code editor

1.0.7 (2022-08-31):

  • JS code feature
  • Link and Page_link field types

1.0.6 (2022-07-30):

  • Code improving

1.0.5 (2022-06-24):

  • Demo import feature

1.0.4 (2022-06-18):

  • Video review

1.0.3 (2022-06-09):

  • Readme

1.0.2 (2022-06-09):

  • Plugin’s version

1.0.1 (2022-06-09):

  • Screenshots, plugin’s version