Support » Plugin: Advanced Custom Fields » Complicated, poor instructions

  • Great idea and concept, but poor instructions and requires programming experience to operate.

    I spent 4+ hours trying to figure out how to use this plugin, what I figured out 2+ hours into exploring this is that you have to modify your WordPress installation’s PHP code to get ACF to work, and even then I couldn’t get it to work properly. This is not a plug and play plugin and requires hiring a full stack web developer to operate.

    How it has so many positive reviews is honestly beyond me. I watched a dozen YouTube videos and read all of ACF’s documentation and could not figure it out. Needs a step-by-step instruction manual.

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  • Plugin Author elliotcondon


    Hi @a305587

    It’s true that ACF requires you to modify your theme’s code, that is it’s intended behavior. Perhaps you expected the plugin to function in a different way to it’s design, and that’s good feedback to have, but it’s a shame to receive a 1 star review.

    ACF is a pretty cool plugin aimed at PHP developers. If that’s not for you, that’s cool too.

    Thanks for the response.

    Honestly, a set of instructions for non-PHP developers and some example guides for the same type of WP user would go a long way toward helping those of us who are not PHP developers use your plugin.

    I appreciate you’ve put a lot of work into it, it’s just extremely frustrating for the time I’ve spent trying to figure it out I’m getting nowhere with it.


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