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Updating widget field values not working in WordPress Customizer

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  • #1750
    Trevor
    Participant

    Hi Darren.

    Thanks for a great plugin!

    Just wanted to check in re a possible bug with updating acf widget field values through the WordPress customizer. When I attempt to do so, the little loading wheel just keep spinning and the following message appears: An error has occurred. Please reload the page and try again.

    On the actual page preview there is no change to the value displayed. I.e. the originally saved value is displayed and is not updated at any point.

    Is this just me, or is it something that still needs to be worked out in the plugin as you keep developing it.

    Thanks so much.

    #1751
    Daron Spence
    Keymaster

    Trevor, this might actually be an ACF bug. I didn’t write the functionality for ACF to interact with widgets, just in their creation and output.

    I’ll check this out and get back to you. In the meantime, can you post your WordPress, Acf, and ACFW version numbers?

    Cheers

    #1752
    Trevor
    Participant

    Thanks Darren.

    WORDPRESS: 4.1
    ACF PRO: Version 5.1.7.1
    ACFW: 1.2

    Appreciate it.

    #1755
    Daron Spence
    Keymaster

    Hey Trevor,

    I did some digging on WordPress.org as well as the slack IRC channels and I’ve come up short.

    After doing a quick search on the ACF site, I found this
    http://support.advancedcustomfields.com/forums/search?bbp_search=customizer

    It doesn’t look like the format in which ACF stores widget data is valid according to the customizer.

    So short answer, I don’t think this will be an added feature anytime soon. There may be a display a message directing users back to the regular widgets.php screen but that’s a big “maybe” at this point. I understand that’s not an ideal answer, but there isn’t a whole lot I can do without rewriting ACF…which kind of defeats the point of this plugin. 🙂

    #1760
    Daron Spence
    Keymaster

    Hey Trevor, I just got done with a Slack chat with one of the WP core team, and the problem is pretty tricky. However, until a workaround has been figured out, I’ve put in patch for ACFW 1.3 (coming soon) that will hide those fields in the customizer so there aren’t any weird issues *hopefully*

    Cheers

    #1761
    Trevor
    Participant

    Thanks Darren. Appreciate your effort 🙂

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