For my school project, I am creating a theme that ships ACF and Thematic Options Panel plugins as a part of the theme. As user installs this theme, I am using TGM activator class to prompt users to install these 2 plugins. Thematic plugin shows all the custom options that I have added to the theme but ACF doesnt bring up the custom fields that I have set up inside this plugin (using the front-end).
I am now wondering if I should try developers custom fields instead of ACF. Will it be possible to display the custom fields in a template as user installs my theme?