Plugin Reviews

Advanced Custom Fields: Widget Area Field

Add-on to Advanced Custom Fields giving you a field to display Widget Areas.

4 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
Works well
By , for WP 4.2.2

Works well and happy with the results. Can add a widget area using the plugin, allowing for dynamic layouts.

It would be great if the plugin could instantiate widgets directly (whether it does it own virtual widget area mapping). This way we can have more control over what the user can instantiate and don't have to create widget areas for every different instance of content.

Fantastic use of ACF. Plus a suggestion to improve it.
By , for WP 4.0

Fantastic! This fixes one of the biggest problems with using WordPress for client sites.. letting them easily set the widget-area for each page, rather than hardcoding it into templates. I know other plugins add a UI to each Widget, to set which pages/posts it appears on. But it's more intuitive for clients to select a widget-area while on a page.

One suggestion -- if the ui were checkboxes (rather than a dropdown), multiple widget-areas could be added to a page, rather than just one. And one step better, would be to enable the checkboxes to be sortable by dragging.

Works great!
By , for WP 4.0

Works as expected and it has been updated for ACF 5/Pro. Thanks!

Great start
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin is great. There is just a bug or two that needS to be worked out. Mainly, referring to my support ticket here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/needs-output-buffering

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