13 Nov

ACF 5.8.7 Release

Advanced Custom Fields version 5.8.7 is now available. This is an update for both our ACF and ACF PRO plugins, and we encourage you to update your sites as soon as possible.

🍸 Admin Style Refreshments

This release focuses on WordPress 5.3 compatibility, including the new high-contrast admin styles. These new styles look great, offering a more contemporary and accessible look to the WordPress admin.

It’s worth mentioning that we included backwards compatibility for the previous admin styles too – meaning ACF will look great, no matter which version of WordPress is installed!

Here are some side by side screenshots showing various ACF pages in WordPress 5.3 compared to WordPress 5.2.

Field Group List

Field Group Edit

Post Edit


improve admin styling to better match the new look of WordPress 5.3

This release contains a handful of bug fixes and improvements to solve various issues reported since the last release.

*Release Date - 12 November 2019*

* New - Updated admin CSS for new WordPress 5.3 styling.
* Fix - Fixed various issues affecting dynamic metaboxes in the block editor (requires WordPress 5.3)
* Fix - Fixed performance issue when checking network sites for upgrades.
* Fix - Fixed Select2 clones appearing after duplicating a Relationship field.
* Tweak - Repeater field "Add row" icons will now hide when maximum rows are reached.
* Tweak - Removed ACF Blocks keyword limit for later versions of Gutenberg.