10 Aug

ACF 5.8.13 Release

Advanced Custom Fields version 5.8.13 is now available. Today’s release is quite small, but contains some important tweaks for maximum compatibility with WordPress version 5.5, which we hope you enjoy.

👨‍💻 Please find the release notes below. And for the latest ACF news, follow us on Twitter @wp_acf.

Improved metabox styling

WordPress version 5.5 introduces new markup, buttons and styling to our beloved metaboxes. We’re thrilled to see accessibility improvements for metabox reordering, but feel the overall styling falls short.

To help address these concerns, we’ve included some extra styling, and hope you and your clients appreciate it 👍.

Block category changes

The new WordPress version also introduces new and renamed block categories. For developers building with ACF Blocks, please note these changes are not breaking, but may result in your block appearing in a different category than expected – for example, a block set to appear in the “Formatting” category will now appear under “Text”.

Here is a visual guide showing the changes from WordPress 5.4 to WordPress 5.5.

You can also find a detailed write-up of this API change over on the WordPress website here.

Minor enhancements

  • Implemented new wp_filter_content_tags() function in “acf_the_content” filter.
  • Updated Arabic translation thanks to Karim Ramadan.


🙌 Thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible.