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  • jamieschmid


    Right now they’re just showing in Gutenberg in the default custom fields area. Just like before 5.0, that location is “below” the editor (even if it doesn’t really look like it).

    You can set the metabox to display above the editor, below the editor, or in the sidebar in Gutenberg as well. However, just like ACF has always worked, you will still have to manually call all the ACF fields in your template file.

    If you want to be interspersing ACF fields with different Gutenberg core blocks, and even giving your user the ability to move them around themselves, you will be able to do that with ACF v5.8.0 using the ACF blocks function.

    However that version is still in beta and we don’t have an official release date yet. You can download the beta though and test on your staging site in the meantime!



    Have you tried the relationships field? Create a relationship field for Function posts, and match it the Persons CPT. That will give you a dropdown list of all Persons posts to pick from on the Functions post, and then you can do an ACF relationship query (basically a nested post query) to display and work with it dynamically.

    If that doesn’t work you might consider looking at the Post2Posts plugin as it creates relationships between content types in a slightly different way that may work better for you.

    Out of curiosity, is there a functional reason you’re using ACF fields for the title and body of the Functions cpt, instead of post_title and the_content?

    Hi, it appears to still be using my email. Moving this to the #forums channel on Slack for resolution, thank you for your help!

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by jamieschmid.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by jamieschmid.

    Ok, thank you! kinda sad to see my 2014 WCSF attendance deleted but that’s la vie!

    The user I need deleted is “hellojamie” please.

    Are you able to access the Admin? Try deactivating all plugins and see if it comes back online. If not, switch to a default theme like twentyseventeen and see if that fixes it. If not, check out this post for more in-depth troubleshooting: How to fix the 500 Internal Server Error

    Also: If you cannot access the Admin, or if you are on managed WordPress hosting, and/or are not familiar with FTP, you should contact your host or WP support person for help. The very minimum they could do is restore a recent backup for you and you can try again 😉

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by jamieschmid.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by jamieschmid.

    I assume you’ve already done this, but in case you haven’t, update your Gutenberg plugin to the latest version. As it’s still very much in Beta, many bugs and features are still being ironed out, but these issues you encountered should have been fixed in updated releases of the plugin. If you still have the issue, deactivate all your plugins and switch to a default theme (like twentyseventeen) to see if it’s a conflict with a theme or plugin.

    In general, CSS in the head of your HTML will be put there by either a plugin or theme, by hooking into the wp_head() action hook. As to where the CSS is being SET, that could be many places: the Customizer, plugin settings, separate theme settings, etc. Currently, Gutenberg block styling (even for shared blocks) is added as inline CSS on the exact element you are styling so what you are seeing probably isn’t an output from Gutenberg.

    I get what you mean! Hopefully you don’t mind if I go into this a bit deeply, and I apologise if these are things you already know. I’d like to try and explain the reasoning behind sidebars, and where Gutenberg is probably headed, for anybody else who happens to search this topic. 🙂

    Gutenberg, as it stands now, is a post/page-level editor. Typically a sidebar is a global SITEWIDE element, and Gutenberg development hasn’t gotten that far yet. But it does have blocks that you can SHARE between pages/posts. To directly and vaguely answer your question: It seems like the eventual goal is for some sort of global Sidebar solution with Gutenberg.

    Gutenberg WILL support columns and grids, as part of the Layouts block, so this is something you definitely be able to do. If you update to the newest release of Gutenberg, you can test drive the Layouts beta block. Keep in mind this is still VERY beta, and when I tried it out found the process to be incredibly clunky. But that will all be worked out before official core release.

    Having said that – the display of your Gutenberg content will still be VERY controlled by your theme. Some themes have built-in sidebar areas, that are meant to be used for widget-based sidebar content. Themes are going to have to undergo a big restructuring to convert that to Gutenberg.

    Going back to the (traditional) sitewide global implementation of sidebars — it isn’t something you’d WANT to manage at the page level except in cases of overrides or custom elements. For efficiency sake, a central location to manage this sidebar is ideal (currently the Widgets section of the admin). Some themes allow you to do custom overrides on the page level to the global sidebar.

    I imagine that is what’s going to eventually happen with Gutenberg, but the concentration right now is getting a basic working editor at the page level so it probably won’t be a feature in the first release in 5.0.

    Here’s some developer discussion on the topic:
    Sidebar in Gutenberg from March 2018

    Discussion around columns in Gutenberg

    Using Widgets in blocks

    I hope this has helped answer your question and given you a little insight into what is coming 🙂 It won’t ALWAYS be this confusing, but there is still a lot of work yet to be done on the UX side of things before that happens.

    I just wanted to clarify on this: do you want to do the Gutenberg float in order to mimic a sidebar? What is the use case you are trying to satisfy with this question?

    I figured it out! The hosting account storage space was maxxing out and preventing any write privileges on folders. Updating in case anyone else happens to have this pretty specific problem 😛

    thank you @pcarvalho! This fixed the issue for me. Hopefully Mailchimp will release a new version with this fix in place soon!



    Your forum isn’t allowing me to post, and multiple attempts to contact you via the contact form have gone unanswered. Please email me as soon as possible. I’ve been trying for weeks to get someone from your support team to talk to me.
    Thank you!



    You want to upload a featured image but don’t want it to show with the post… where would you like for it to appear?

    Are you saying you don’t want it to appear just in your blogroll (on the homepage) or not appear at all anywhere within the post?



    Hi, this is not resolved.

    I posted to the forums on your website, and after no response a week later, I tried the direct contact form on your website (that you linked above) but neither has been responded to. My question however has had 14 views, which means other people probably would like to know the answer to this as well.

    Can you please take a moment to respond?



    It’s probably because one of those “/” is coming in dynamically from another place.

    Can you make sure your WordPress installation is current? If it’s not, do the update, it could overwrite that file and fix itself. Otherwise I can send you a fresh comments.php file for you to replace, but I need to know what version of WordPress you are running.

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