29 Oct

ACF PRO 5.8.0 Beta2

Work on version 5.8 is coming along nicely with many bug fixes and improvements available in this new beta!

ACF PRO 5.8.0 Beta2 is now available for download πŸŽ‰πŸŽΈπŸ€˜! This includes all the new awesome features shown in the ACF 5.8 – Introducing ACF Blocks for Gutenberg announcement.

To test ACF PRO 5.8.0-beta2, please login to your store account and click the See all versions link alongside your license. Download, extract and replace β€˜advanced-custom-fields-pro’ plugin folder contents.

Think you’ve found a bug? Please post in detail a new support ticket.

Quick Look

Here’s a quick look at the Repeater Field working great within a duplicated block using flexslider to create a carousel!


We have added lots of new settings in this update. Please see our new acf_register_block() documentation for information on how to use them.

  • Added new setting to restrict post_types.
  • Added new setting to provide a render_template path.
  • Added new supports setting.
  • Added new setting to set the default display mode to “preview” or “edit”
  • Available modes can now be customized
  • Alignment toolbar can now be removed / customized
  • Improved styling of default metaboxes
  • Added field default values to initial preview render
  • Removed field widths when displayed in sidebar
  • Added icon to alignment toolbar for toggling between modes

Bug fixes

  • Fixed bug preventing form validation from running in Gutenberg
  • Fixed unload prompt always showing when navigating out of Gutenberg
  • Removed “Edit block HTML” option
  • Fixed duplicate block not working correctly
  • Fixed reusable block not working correctly
  • Fixed conflicting input names cause issues with duplicate fields (radio)
  • Fixed ACF_Blocks not working in WP5.0-beta2