Support » Plugin: Advanced Custom Fields » Advanced Custom Fields “____” already exists

  • Resolved Dan


    I had already uploaded everything from local to live, but then had to make a change to ACF.

    When visiting the Export page of the plugin, it gives details of what to do but right at the end of importing the XML file, I see Advanced Custom Fields “____” already exists.

    It should really just replace what’s there but I thought that maybe I needed to delete it first, but I still see the same message.

    Any ideas?

    Version 4.4.12

    Step 1 – export Contact as XML on local:
    Step 2 – use WP Importer to load the file on live:
    Step 3 – press Submit:
    Step 4 – this is the error message:

    Even if I delete everything in Contact, I still see this message.

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  • Thread Starter Dan


    Fixed it

    You need to delete the existing field group and then ALSO delete it from Trash within the ACF plugin.

    I don’t really agree with the UX though – it would be much better if it replaced the existing field groups, or at least moved a copy to trash when it did so.

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