Support » Plugin: Advanced Custom Fields » WYSIWYG field is broken in Gutenberg

  • I’m testing Gutenberg in a website that use a WYSIWYG field and the field gets broken. The content of the ACF WYSIWYG field get filled with post content + field content, including all the HTML tags as string.

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  • I have the same problem. With Classic Editor Plugin it works well, but with Gutenberg Editor the WYSIWIYG Editor is broken. The text in the editor field is invisible. Only the media upload button is shown but not the tool bar.

    If anyone has any suggestion to solve this problem, I would be happy.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  felix76.

    I found a solution.

    “Gutenberg Compatibility Will Only Be Available in ACF Free Version 5.” (see https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/blog/the-state-of-acf-in-a-gutenberg-world/ )

    So I upgraded to the early access version of ACF 5 as described here: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/upgrade-guide-version-5/

    After this four simple steps, WYSIWYG fields work as usual in the new Gutenberg editing environment as well.

    Another way is to wait for the offical release of ACF 5, which is announced for early September, and activate the Classic Editor plugin and choose under Settings > Writing the Option “Use the Gutenberg editor by default and include optional links back to the Classic editor.” So you are able to edit pages optional with the classic editor till the new version is released.

    I choose the upgrade only on my localhost parallel installation (only for testing), not on my live site. On my live site I’ll wait for the offical release of ACF version 5.

    Before any upgrade, which could affect the database, I would strongly recommend a database backup.

    Good, and with the Classic Editor Plugin ACF 5 also works. This is important for people, who want to use the classic editor in the future. And the popular alternative WYSIWYG editor TinyMCE Advanced is also supported.

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