Support » Plugin: Advanced Custom Field Widget » [Plugin: Advanced Custom Field Widget] What? This is totally undocumented and impossible to use

  • Resolved Treebeard


    Sorry for being so negative, but I’m on a tight deadline and this interface in the widget is insane. There’s nothing here that even matches Advanced Custom Fields interface, so you can’t match up your fields with this. I guess I assumed it was meant to work with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin, but this is something entirely different. And it’s impossible to use, unless you have 20 hours to learn it. The documentation is for adding an amazon link or something, no real examples that you can follow and understand, this is just gibberish.


    Good luck though, looks like a useful plugin, at least for the author. Maybe someday it can be coded more practical for everyday designer/developer usage? I mean, how is a client supposed to use this thing to add new content when I can’t even figure it out…

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  • Plugin Author athenaofdelphi


    Firstly, I’m sorry you’ve been unable to get ACFW working for you. It’s not suited to everyone’s need and yes, the interface could be improved which is why I’m taking my time with a new version that has a completely redesigned interface.

    My plugin is not affiliated with Advanced Custom Fields, I didn’t even know about that plugin when I named this. It is so called because it is an advanced extension of the custom field widget originally written by someone else.

    But, with all that said, I’m disappointed and saddened that you’ve made the statements above without so much a single email or comment to me (at least that I’ve been able to find). I take great pride in trying to help everyone who has a problem with my widgets and it clearly states at the bottom of the widget control panel that if you get problems, to drop a comment on my blog. As a result of such comments I’ve spent a great deal of time helping potential users and in some cases writing new plugins to solve their particular problems.

    Instead you’ve elected to simply make derogatory remarks which actually cast a shadow over what I’ve tried to do since releasing this widget, and that is to help everyone who wants to use it but who has problems, so thanks for that. As a side note, the user documentation has actually been reviewed by a number of users who have successfully deployed the widget without any assistance from me (they only got in touch with feature requests and helpful suggestions on how to improve things).

    If you’d still like to use the widget, then drop me a mail or a comment with your specific questions.



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